is an option for 2D graphics functions that specifies how grid lines should be rendered.


  • GridLinesStyle->style specifies that all grid lines should be rendered by default with the specified style.
  • GridLinesStyle->{xstyle,ystyle} specifies that x and y grid lines should use different styles. »
  • Styles can be specified using graphics directives such as Thick, Red, and Dashed, as well as Thickness, RGBColor, Dashing, and combinations given by Directive.
  • Style specifications can refer to styles using style names from current stylesheets.
  • Any outside styles not explicitly overridden by settings in GridLinesStyle will still be used.
  • Explicit styles specified in the settings for GridLines can override styles specified in GridLinesStyle. »
  • The default style of axes is specified by the option DefaultGridLinesStyle.


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Basic Examples  (1)

Specify overall grid lines style:

Scope  (1)

Specify and styles differently:

Properties & Relations  (1)

Individually styled grid lines can be used with GridLinesStyle and have higher priority:

Wolfram Research (2007), GridLinesStyle, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2008).


Wolfram Research (2007), GridLinesStyle, Wolfram Language function, (updated 2008).


Wolfram Language. 2007. "GridLinesStyle." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research. Last Modified 2008.


Wolfram Language. (2007). GridLinesStyle. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


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