represents a list pane with setting list that can contain possible values vali.


takes the setting to be the dynamically updated current value of list, with members added or removed each time an item is selected or deselected.


represents a list pane in which the possible value vali is indicated by lbli.

Details and Options

  • ListPicker displays as a vertical list of items. By default, it displays using the default system appearance of a list box or list view.
  • Holding the key while clicking on a ListPicker will add a range of items to the selection. Holding the or key will toggle the selection of an individual item.
  • list contains all of the selected values. If no values are selected, then list will be an empty list.
  • The vali and lbli can be strings, boxes, graphics, or any other expressions, including dynamic expressions.
  • Delimiter can be used in the list of vali to specify a horizontal delimiter in the displayed list pane.
  • The following options can be given:
  • Appearance Automaticthe overall appearance of the pane
    AppearanceElements Automaticoverall control elements to include in the displayed output
    Background Automaticbackground color to use
    BaselinePosition Automaticalignment relative to surrounding text
    BaseStyle {}base style specifications for the list picker
    ContentPaddingTruewhether to shrink the margins tightly around the contents
    Enabled Automaticwhether the pane is enabled or grayed out
    FieldSize {{1.,50.},{1.,10.}}
  • the size of the field for list items
  • FrameMarginsAutomaticmargins to leave inside the menu frame
    ImageMargins0margins around the displayed menu
    ImageSize Automaticthe overall image size of the displayed list pane
    Multiselection Truewhether to allow simultaneous selection of multiple items
    Scrollbars Automaticwhether to include scrollbars
    ScrollPosition{0,0}scroll position if scrolling is enabled
    Spacings Automaticvertical spacings
  • The settings for Background can be given as follows to apply separately to successive items in the control:
  • {s1,s2,,sn}use s1 through sn, then use defaults
    {{c}}use c in all cases
    {{c1,c2}}alternate between c1 and c2
    {{c1,c2,}}cycle through all ci
    {s,{c}}use s, then repeatedly use c
    {s1,{c},sn}use s1, then repeatedly use c, but use sn at the end
    {s1,s2,,{c1,c2,}, sm,,sn} use the first sequence of si at the beginning, then cyclically use the ci, then use the last sequence of si at the end
    {s1,s2,,{},sm,,sn}use the first sequence of si at the beginning and the last sequence at the end
    {i1->v1,i2->v2,}specify what to use at positions ik
    {spec,rules}use rules to override specifications in spec
  • With settings of the form {s1,s2,,{},sm,,sn}, if there are more si specified than items across the list picker, si from the beginning are used for the first items, and ones from the end are used for the last items.
  • Possible settings for Appearance include "Framed" and "Frameless".
  • Possible elements for AppearanceElements include "ResizeArea".
  • The BaselinePosition is by default taken to be Center->Axis.
  • The settings for BaseStyle are appended to the default style typically given by the "ListPane" style in the current stylesheet.


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Basic Examples  (3)

Select values from a list pane:

Initialize given values to be selected:

Connect ListPicker to a dynamic state:

Scope  (3)

Add delimiters:

Include labels:

Values and labels can be any expression:

Mix values with labels and naked values:

Options  (13)

Appearance  (1)

Display ListPicker without a frame:

Display a customized frame around the frameless ListPicker:

AppearanceElements  (1)

Create a resizable ListPicker:

Background  (2)

Specify alternating backgrounds for items:

Specify backgrounds for specific items:

BaselinePosition  (1)

Align ListPicker with text:

BaseStyle  (1)

Use a named style:

Enabled  (1)

Create a disabled ListPicker:

FieldSize  (1)

Set the width and height using ems and lines:

ImageSize  (2)

Set the width of the field:

Set the overall size of the field:

Multiselection  (1)

Prevent more than one value from being selected in a ListPicker:

Scrollbars  (1)

Create a ListPicker that always displays scrollbars, even if they are not necessary:

Spacings  (1)

Create a list picker that is exactly as tall as its contents:

Neat Examples  (2)

Make a control for which equations are displayed in a plot:

Specify characteristics for a parametric plot:

Wolfram Research (2012), ListPicker, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Research (2012), ListPicker, Wolfram Language function,


Wolfram Language. 2012. "ListPicker." Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Wolfram Research.


Wolfram Language. (2012). ListPicker. Wolfram Language & System Documentation Center. Retrieved from


@misc{reference.wolfram_2024_listpicker, author="Wolfram Research", title="{ListPicker}", year="2012", howpublished="\url{}", note=[Accessed: 24-July-2024 ]}


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