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John on 16 Jan 2013
Commented: Tiago Dias on 12 Jan 2018
Can you make the grid line in a plot thicker in the property editor? I want to make mine more visible but cannot figure how.

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Jan on 16 Jan 2013
Edited: Jan on 2 Aug 2014
No, this does not work from the property editor.
But you can draw lines manually also:
% Create a test diagram:
AxesH = axes;
x = linspace(0, 2*pi, 100); % Test data
plot(x, sin(x));
% The modifications start here:
GridStyle.Color = [0.2, 0.4, 0.1];
GridStyle.LineStyle = '-';
GridStyle.LineWidth = 2.5;
GridStyle.HitTest = 'off';
Child = get(AxesH, 'Children');
XTick = get(AxesH, 'XTick');
YTick = get(AxesH, 'YTick');
XLimit = get(AxesH, 'XLim');
YLimit = get(AxesH, 'YLim');
newGrid = cat(1, ...
line([XTick; XTick], YLimit, 'Parent', AxesH, GridStyle), ...
line(XLimit, [YTick; YTick], 'Parent', AxesH, GridStyle));
% New grid on top or bottom of other objects:
set(AxesH, 'Child', [newGrid; Child(:)]);
% Or: set(AxesH, 'Child', [Child(:); newGrid]);
% Disable original dashed grid:
set(AxesH, ...
'XGrid', 'off', ...
'YGrid', 'off', ...
'YTickMode', 'manual', ...
'TickLength', zeros(1, 2));
Pouya Jamali
Pouya Jamali on 15 Jul 2014
any reason Mathworks doesn't provide an option to do this easier?
Tiago Dias
Tiago Dias on 12 Jan 2018
hello, thanks for your reply, but the code doesn't work 100% for me, I have vertical lines in the grid, that aren't displayed.
Any idea why? my X is datatime, for Apr 2016 no vertical line, for Jul2016 a vertical line appears, for Oct 2016 no line, for jan 2017 i have a line and so on.
This only appears when i maximize the window of the .fig file

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