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title on legend 2014b

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Esben on 21 Oct 2014
Commented: Eyal Ben-Hur on 23 Jun 2017
I have read and now experienced that the legend of plots have been changed in the new version of MATLAB - 2014b. Now i have the problem that the 'title' property of a legend has been removed.
earlier i could use codes like:
v = get(h,'title');
set(v,'string','MY TEXT');
any easy way without using a simple text box?
Thanks, Esben

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Eyal Ben-Hur
Eyal Ben-Hur on 23 Jun 2017
Take a look here

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Robert Cumming
Robert Cumming on 21 Oct 2014
Edited: Robert Cumming on 2 Nov 2014
In the previous versions of Matlab legend was built on an axes.
Access to the title property of the legend wasn't (as far as I know) documented - hence it was there more by accidental design than intended design if you get what I mean.
The re-writing of legend means its no longer a by-product of an axes. By that fact I suspect this "feature" has also dissapeared.
Looking at the properties of legend, both documented and undocumented as far as I can tell there is no title to set.
edit: I have uploaded a submission to the FEX which you can use in both HG1 and HG2 to set titles on legends.


Sanjay on 1 Nov 2014
I am having the same issue. What is now the recommended way of adding a title above the legend?
It seems like something almost everyone would need! Surely it's a common requirement?
Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 1 Nov 2014
Can you get the 'Position' property of the legend box, then use text() to place some text atop it?
Eyal Ben-Hur
Eyal Ben-Hur on 23 Jun 2017
@Image Analyst, You may find a solution for that here

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