# Beamer tables like block structure look-and-feel

I am trying to define a type of table similar to the look-and-feel of beamer blocks. I tried the following (using the tabu for tables), but with no luck.

\newenvironment<>{tabvarblock}[2][.9\textwidth]{%
%\setlength{\textwidth}{#1}
\begin{actionenv}#3%
\def\insertblocktitle{#2}
\begin{tabu}to#1{\insertblocktitle}%
\usebeamertemplate{block begin}}
{\end{tabu}%
\usebeamertemplate{block end}%
\end{actionenv}}


The use of the new structure would be, something like

\begin{tabvarblock}[0.5\textwidth]{X[m]X[m]}
A & B \NN
C & D \NN
\end{tabvarblock}


I also tried to use the solution in Example of fancy table using TikZ package. It worked, however the look-and-feel is not exactly the same.

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related (?) beamer-style-text-box/ –  cmhughes Sep 26 '12 at 15:33
Yes. But the first row in the table would be like would have the same look-and-feel as the block title; while the rest of the table would be like the block body. –  cacamailg Sep 26 '12 at 15:55
I did something like that before but I don't know if it is useful for you. See the edit history of my answer on this question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/67586/… –  percusse Sep 26 '12 at 15:57
The problem is to grab the beamer style. And I want to use tabular-like environment. –  cacamailg Sep 26 '12 at 17:08

The first approach is a \newenvironment that mix mdframed and tabular, but the same with tcolorbox instead of mdframed seem easier because this package have a beamer skin option. The first case is a fixed two columns but in the second the columns format is free (the second parameter of the new environment). You can compare both approaches in this MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed}
\mdfdefinestyle{MyFrame}{%
linecolor=gray!50,
outerlinewidth=0.01em,
skipabove=.5\baselineskip,
skipbelow=.5\baselineskip,
leftmargin=.25\textwidth,
rightmargin=.25\textwidth,
innertopmargin=1ex,
innerbottommargin=.5\baselineskip,
innerrightmargin=1em,
innerleftmargin=1em,
backgroundcolor=yellow!05!white,
frametitlerule=true,
frametitlerulecolor=blue!40!,
frametitlebackgroundcolor=blue,
frametitlerulewidth=0.05em}

\newenvironment{mdbeamer}[1]
{ \begin{mdframed}[style=MyFrame,
frametitle={\hfill\color{white}#1\hfill}]
\centering
\begin{tabular}{cc}
}
{ \end{tabular}
\end{mdframed}
}

\usepackage{tcolorbox}
\tcbuselibrary{skins}

\tcbset{colback=yellow!05!white,colframe=blue!95,
width=.5\textwidth,before=\hfill,after=\hfill}

\newenvironment{skinbeamer}[2]
{
\centering
\begin{tabular}{#2}
}
{ \end{tabular}
\end{tcolorbox}
}

\begin{document}

\begin{mdbeamer}{My mdframed  table}
A & B \\
C & D \\
\end{mdbeamer}

\begin{skinbeamer}{My tcolorbox table}{|c|c|}
\hline
A & B \\
\hline
C & D \\
\hline
\end{skinbeamer}

\end{document}

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Thanks. But it is not exactly what I am looking for. –  cacamailg Sep 26 '12 at 21:06
Sorry I haven't seen your second command skinbeamer which can be an approximated solution (with some tweaks for the title behave like a tabular of one line). But how do I remove the background box shadow? –  cacamailg Sep 26 '12 at 21:32
In the first case, change shadow=true  by shadow=false . In the second, remove skin=beamer,  (the comma also) –  Fran Sep 26 '12 at 21:42
Thank you very much! –  cacamailg Sep 26 '12 at 21:59