represents an item within constructs such as Grid, Overlay, and Manipulate that displays with expr as the content, and with the specified options applied to the region containing expr.

Details and Options

  • The following options can typically be given:
  • AlignmentAutomaticalignment within the containing region
    BackgroundNonebackground color for the containing region
    BaseStyle{}base style specifications for the item
    ControlPlacementAutomaticwhen used in Manipulate, where controls should be placed
    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.
  • Item effectively modifies the properties of a parent function which supports Item. If Item is not used inside of a function that supports it, the properties specified by Item will not be visible.


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Basic Examples  (2)

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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Scope  (3)

Generalizations & Extensions  (3)

Options  (7)

Possible Issues  (2)

Neat Examples  (1)

Introduced in 2007
Updated in 2010