# Current section title macro using titlesec

I have a macro that contains the title for the current section, however when using the titlesec package, it no longer works for \section and \subsection. I know titlesec redefines the functions I'm using, but have not been able to figure out a workaround.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{etoolbox}

\makeatletter
\pretocmd{\@sect}{\gdef\currtitle{#7}}{}{}
\pretocmd{\@ssect}{\gdef\currtitle{#5}}{}{}
\pretocmd{\@part}{\gdef\currtitle{#1}}{}{}
\pretocmd{\@spart}{\gdef\currtitle{#1}}{}{}
\makeatother

\usepackage{titlesec}

\begin{document}
\tableofcontents

\part*{First Starred part}
\currtitle

\part{First Un-starred part}
\currtitle

\section*{First Starred Section}
\currtitle

\section{Second Un-starred Section}
\currtitle

\subsection*{First Starred Subsection}
\currtitle

\subsection{Second Un-starred Subsection}
\currtitle

\end{document}

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Welcome to TeX.sx! A tip: You can use backticks  to mark your inline code as I did in my edit. –  Torbjørn T. Nov 21 '11 at 21:54

For \section and lower level titles you can do

\apptocmd{\ttl@straight@i}{\global\let\currtitle\ttl@savetitle}{}{}


However, if you're not going to hide titles in groups, the simple

\makeatletter
\newcommand{\currtitle}{\ttl@savetitle}
\makeatother


should suffice.

For \part your code still works and I believe also the similar one for \chapter`.

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The first approach was exactly what I was looking for. Thanks! –  lyineyes Nov 21 '11 at 22:37