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Item[expr, options]
represents an item within constructs such as Grid, PopupMenu or TabView that displays with expr as the content, and with the specified options applied to the region containing expr.
  • The following options can typically be given:
AlignmentAutomaticalignment within the containing region
BackgroundNonebackground color for the containing region
FrameFalsewhether to include a frame around the containing region
FrameStyleAutomaticstyle for the frame
ItemSizeAutomaticoverall size allowed for the item
  • Frame->True specifies that a frame should be drawn around all edges of the item.
  • Frame->{bottom, left, top, right} specifies what should be drawn on each edge of the item.
Put a frame around the first element in a grid:
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Draw the first element of the grid with a red background:
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