# How to align the top frame edges of source and formatted text with the same horizontal line? [closed]

The following code will be referred multiple times in my questions later. Patching is needed to make the frames of both source code and formatted text inside the text width.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[showframe=false,a5paper,margin=1cm]{geometry}

\usepackage{showexpl,xcolor,caption}
\captionsetup
{
margin=5mm,
font={color=blue,rm,scriptsize},
labelfont={color=magenta,bf},
justification=justified,
}

\usepackage{etoolbox}
\makeatletter
\patchcmd{\SX@codeInput}{xleftmargin=0pt,xrightmargin=0pt}{}
{\typeout{***Successfully patched \protect\SX@codeInput***}}
{\typeout{***ERROR! Failed to patch \protect\SX@codeInput***}}
\makeatother

\lstset
{
language={[LaTeX]TeX},
breaklines=true,
basicstyle=\scriptsize\ttfamily,
keywordstyle=\color{blue}\sffamily\bfseries,
backgroundcolor=\color{yellow!10},
frame=single,
rulecolor=\color{red},
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
% the following must be defined to make hacking work.
xleftmargin=\dimexpr\fboxsep+\fboxrule\relax,
xrightmargin=\dimexpr\fboxsep+\fboxrule\relax,
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
vsep=2\fboxsep,
explpreset={}%must be called even if empty
}

\newcommand\dummy
{%
Anger is a condition in which the tongue works faster than the mind \ldots
}

\parindent=0pt

\begin{document}
\dummy
\begin{LTXexample}[caption=\dummy]
\dummy
$E\not=mc^2$
\end{LTXexample}
\dummy
\end{document}


## Question

The other 3 questions have been removed and the following one is left to support the answer provided by Herbert. Use edit history button to see the original.

In side-by-side mode (either pos=l or pos=r), how to align the top frames with the same horizontal line?

Herbert's answer plus aboveskip=\dimexpr\fboxsep+\fboxrule\relax will answer this question.

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## closed as too localized by Lev Bishop, Seamus, Joseph Wright♦Aug 11 '11 at 16:36

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Patching only works when frame=single and pos=b/t. When frame=single and pos=l, the patch does not work because the source code's right edge goes beyond the text width as shown above. –  xport Aug 7 '11 at 18:32

it makes no sense to patch the command as you did. However, getting both on top aligned, insert in the preamble:

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\SX@ResultArea[2]{%
\SX@justification\setlength\@tempdima{#1}%
\parbox[t]\@tempdima{\vspace{0pt}#2}}
\renewcommand\SX@CodeArea[2]{%
\setlength\@tempdima{#1}%
\sbox\@tempboxa{\parbox[t]\@tempdima{\vspace{0pt}#2}}%
\@tempdima=\dp\@tempboxa\usebox\@tempboxa
\rlap{\raisebox{-\@tempdima}[0pt][0pt]{\SX@attachfile}}}
\makeatother

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+1 The patch is necessary when pos=b or pos=t. –  xport Aug 7 '11 at 11:20
xleftmargin and xrightmargin are set by explpreset=... and are parameters of listings and no normal length registers –  Herbert Aug 7 '11 at 11:29
I need to use aboveskip=\dimexpr\fboxsep+\fboxrule\relax and your code above to align the top frames. –  xport Aug 7 '11 at 11:54
Redefining xleftimargin and xrightmargin in explpreset will not help if pos=t/b and frame=single are used. Thus patching is really needed. –  xport Aug 7 '11 at 18:18