is a symbol that can appear at a particular position in a Grid or related construct to indicate that the corresponding position is occupied by a spanning element that appears above it.


  • If SpanFromAbove appears at the same position in several successive rows, it indicates spanning across all these rows.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Make the element 2 span the row below it:

Make it span two rows:

Spanning in a GraphicsGrid:

Scope  (2)

Spanned elements inherit their styles:

Graphics will default to filling the available space:

An explicit ImageSize setting will prevent this behavior:

Possible Issues  (2)

Spanning regions must be rectangular in shape:

Use SpanFromBoth when spanning across both columns and rows:

Introduced in 2007