uicontrol vs annotation render order
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I was hoping to get uicontrols rendered below annotations. The order of creation of a uicontrol vs an annotation does not seem to matter, the annotation always seems to be below the control.
p = [0.0339 0.0452 0.1071 0.0476];
wtf2 = annotation('rectangle',[0 p(2) 1 0.1],'Color','g','FaceColor','g');
wtf = uicontrol('Style','Text','String','This is a test','Units','normalized','Position',p);
wtf3 = annotation('rectangle',[0 p(2) 1 0.1],'Color','b','FaceColor','b');
In the code example above neither annotation covers the uicontrol. Is this documented somewhere? Presumably I could use a textbox annotation to fix this behavior but I was hoping to understand the difference between annotations and uicontrols, particularly with regard to rendering.
Amy on 21 Dec 2017
Hi Jim - for more information on how graphics objects are rendered in releases since R2014b, try looking into these two documentation pages:
If all you want is to hide the uicontrol beneath an annotation/rectangle, you could always just set its 'Visible' property to 'off'!