is an option for Cell that specifies whether styles that are specified to be automatically used for various syntactic and other constructs should be shown.


  • The default setting is ShowAutoStyles->True.
  • Details of automatic styles can be specified in the setting for AutoStyleOptions.
  • For example, unmatched delimiters such as brackets are by default shown in purple.


Basic Examples  (1)

Create a raw box structure with an unmatched brace:

Compare a cell that automatically highlights the unmatched brace with one that does not:

Introduced in 1999