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Re: Background and Frame in Panels

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  • Subject: [mg91510] Re: [mg91478] Background and Frame in Panels
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr at>
  • Date: Sun, 24 Aug 2008 07:07:50 -0400 (EDT)
  • Reply-to: hanlonr at

This may approximate what you want.

  FrameStyle -> LightBlue,
  FrameMargins -> {{5, 5}, {12, 12}},
  Background -> LightBlue],
 BaseStyle -> {FontSize -> 20},
 FrameMargins -> 0]

Bob Hanlon

---- David Park <djmpark at> wrote: 

I always wondered why it wasn't easier to set a Background color for a 
Panel. It is possible with the following construction, but then we lose the 
Black frame.

Panel["xxx", "Title",
 BaseStyle -> {FontSize -> 20}]

Panel["xxx", "Title",
 BaseStyle -> {FontSize -> 20,
   PanelBoxOptions -> {Background -> LightBlue}}]

Is there any simple way to get the Frame back?

Why shouldn't Frame, FrameStyle and Background be direct options for Panel? 
Why is only FrameMargins an option?

David Park
djmpark at

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