# How can I remove “Listing #: ” from listings caption?

I am working on a C++ reference manual for myself and I want good-looking listings.

The Stack Overflow question entitled LaTeX source code listing like in professional books was very helpful but, for the life of me, I can't find anywhere on the Internet how to remove the "Listing #" part of the listing captions.

Below is a screenshot of what I have at the moment. I want to remove the front part of the listing caption; I don't want to remove the caption altogether, though, because I want to use it to show the name of the source file. Any ideas?

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Welcome on StackExchange! I've embedded the screenshot for you, which you'll be able to do yourself once you reach 10 reputation (almost there!). –  Jake Feb 16 '11 at 22:56

Use title instead of caption in the optional argument of the lstlisting environment. See p. 32 of the listings documentation for details.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{listings}

\begin{document}

\begin{lstlisting}[caption=foo]
#include <iostream>
\end{lstlisting}

\begin{lstlisting}[title=foo]
#include <iostream>
\end{lstlisting}

\end{document}

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The approach proposed by lockstep is straighforward, but your listings won't appear in the List of Listings if you follow it. If you want to avail of \lstlistoflistings, you'll need to use the caption key, not the title one.

In order not to print "Listing #: " in captions, simply remove #1#2 from the third argument of \DeclareCaptionFormat in the code from the accepted answer to the SO question entitled LaTeX source code listing like in professional books.

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{color}
\usepackage{xcolor}
\usepackage{listings}

\usepackage{caption}
\DeclareCaptionFont{white}{\color{white}}
\DeclareCaptionFormat{listing}{\colorbox{gray}{\parbox{\textwidth}{#3}}}
\captionsetup[lstlisting]{format=listing,labelfont=white,textfont=white}

\begin{document}

\lstlistoflistings

\begin{lstlisting}[label=some-code,caption=Some Code]
public void here() {
goes().the().code()
}
\end{lstlisting}

\end{document}

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