Can I assign a style to a GridBox row?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg63393] Can I assign a style to a GridBox row?*From*: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons at globalsymmetry.com>*Date*: Thu, 29 Dec 2005 02:57:25 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I want to alternate between a lightgray and white background in subsequent rows of a GridBox[] table representing data I have processed. Is there a way to assign a style to a row? This is what I currently have: MakeRow[{country_, samples_, percent_}] := { Cell[TextData[{country, " "}]], Cell[TextData[{samples, " "}]], Cell[TextData[{ToString[PaddedForm[percent, {5, 2}]], " "}]] } MakeTableBody[tbl_] := CellPrint[ Cell[ BoxData[ GridBox[Table[ MakeRow[ tbl[[i]] ] , {i, 1, Length[tbl]}] , ColumnAlignments -> {Left, Right} ] ] ] ] And here is some sample data: {{Unknown Origin, 58, 100.}, {Sweden, 81, 1.23457}, {Scotland, 1826, 1.09529}, {Great Britain, 221, 0.904977}, {Netherlands, 117, 0.854701}, {Ireland, 1915, 0.626632}, {Spain, 165, 0.606061}, {Germany, 1064, 0.56391}, {England, 4349, 0.436882}, {France, 271, 0.369004}, {United Kingdom, 889, 0.224972}} I've tried wrapping the result of MakeRow with a StyleBox, but I get errors saying "An unknown box name (List) was sent as the BoxForm for the expression. Check the format rules for the expression." This is the code that caused that: MakeTableBody[tbl_] := Module[{bgEven = RGBColor[0.8, 0.8, 1.0], bgOdd = RGBColor[1.0, 0.8, 0.8]}, CellPrint[ Cell[ BoxData[ GridBox[Table[ StyleBox[ MakeRow[ tbl[[i]] ] , Background -> If[OddQ[i], bgOdd, bgEven] ] , {i, 1, Length[tbl]}] , ColumnAlignments -> {Left, Right, Left} ] ] ] ] ] How do I fix this? -- The Mathematica Wiki: http://www.mathematica-users.org/ Math for Comp Sci http://www.ifi.unizh.ch/math/bmwcs/master.html Math for the WWW: http://www.w3.org/Math/