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 to its left.


  • If SpanFromLeft appears at several successive positions in a row, it indicates spanning across all these positions.


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Basic Examples  (4)

Make the element 4 span the column to its right:

Make it span two columns:

Span across the remaining width of the grid:

Spanning in a GraphicsGrid:

Scope  (3)

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