is an option for Grid, Column, and related constructs that specifies styles to use for items.


  • ItemStyle->s specifies that all items should use style specification s.
  • Item style specifications can include all options to Item, as well as options to Style. Directive[opt1,opt2,] can be used to specify multiple options.
  • Item style specifications are applied to the complete region of an item, not just its contents, so that, for example, backgrounds extend to the edge of the item.
  • The settings for ItemStyle can be given as follows to apply separately to different items:
  • specapply spec to all items
    {specx}apply specx at successive horizontal positions
    {specx,specy}apply speck at successive horizontal and vertical positions
    {spec_(x),spec_(y),rules}also allow explicit rules for individual i,j elements
  • The speck can have the following forms:
  • {s1,s2,,sn}use s1 through sn; then use defaults
    {{c}}use c in all cases
    {{c1,c2}}alternate between c1 and c2
    {{c1,c2,}}cycle through all ci
    {s,{c}}use s, then repeatedly use c
    {s1,{c},sn}use s1, then repeatedly use c, but use sn at the end
    { s 1 , s 2 , , { c 1 , c 2 , }, s m , , s n }
    use the first sequence of si at the beginning, then cyclically use the ci, then use the last sequence of si at the end
    {s1,s2,,{},sm,,sn}use the first sequence of si at the beginning and the last sequence at the end
    {i1->v1,i2->v2,}specify what to use at positions ik
    {spec,rules}use rules to override specifications in spec
  • If multiple speci or rules specify styles for a particular element, the styles are combined in the order they appear.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Style all the elements in the grid:

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Style the first row:

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Use a style from the current stylesheet:

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Scope  (6)

Properties & Relations  (1)

Possible Issues  (2)

Introduced in 2007