is an option for Grid and related constructs which specifies what to insert when a new element is interactively created.


  • The default setting for DefaultElement is typically "[Placeholder]" or "".
  • When creating palettes, DefaultElement is typically set to Button[""].
  • The setting for DefaultElement is used to determine the contents of new columns or rows in a grid created with or .


Basic Examples  (1)

Copy and use Evaluate in Place () to display as an actual grid:

Click "" and press or :

Introduced in 2007