MATLAB Function Reference |

**Syntax**

**Description**

```
h = gcf
```

returns the handle of the current figure. The current figure is the figure window in which graphics commands such as `plot`

, `title`

, and `surf`

draw their results. If no figure exists, MATLAB creates one and returns its handle. You can use the statement

if you do not want MATLAB to create a figure if one does not already exist.

**See Also**

root `CurrentFigure`

property

Finding and Identifying Graphics Objects for related functions

gcd | gco |