When I use the listings package with frame in my code the frame "breaks" when the page ends and it is open in the end of the page. I want the frame to be complete with four sides and continue in the next page again with all four frame sides complete. How can I do this? Why does the frame "breaks"?

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  • This question appears to be off-topic because it is a feature request for the listings package.
    – jub0bs
    Apr 3, 2014 at 22:46
  • Why is this an off-topic question?
    – Adam
    Apr 3, 2014 at 22:51
  • Because it is essentially a feature request for the listings package, and, as such, not really fit for a question on this site. You would be better off contacting the maintainer of listings directly.
    – jub0bs
    Apr 3, 2014 at 22:53
  • You mean that there isn't already a way to do it and I must ask the maintainer to create that feature?
    – Adam
    Apr 3, 2014 at 22:54
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    @Jubobs I just did. But these two are similar and hence one of them may be marked as duplicate IMO.
    – user11232
    Apr 4, 2014 at 0:32

1 Answer 1


It is possible with tcolorbox.

      listing only,
      listing options={style=mystyle},

abc def {



again some

Some again

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The advantage is, with tcolorbox, you can do lot of customisations.

  • Thank you for your answer! I will check if it solves my problem.
    – Adam
    Apr 3, 2014 at 23:07
  • I tried it and it works! The only "problem" is that you have to specify how big you want the box to be although I would prefer to adjust automatically with the length of the code.
    – Adam
    Apr 4, 2014 at 14:43
  • @Adam There is hbox option but it won't allow you to break across pages. You can try with varwidth and post a new question on that. :)
    – user11232
    Apr 4, 2014 at 14:45
  • I think that someone can use a box as long as the page for the worst case. This seem to solve the previous problem I mentioned!
    – Adam
    Apr 4, 2014 at 14:53
  • Also why there is space at the top and at the bottom of the box? How can I make it disappear?
    – Adam
    Apr 4, 2014 at 15:28

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