For instance, with

 \begin{mybluebox}[label={myreference}]{My title}
 This is an example. 

From (tcolorbox Manual, page 99)

I would like to get Bluebox 5.1 My title instead of just Bluebox 5.1 which is what \Cref{myreference} gives.


One solution would be to add the title as part of the number using the number freestyle option:



  auto counter,
  number within=section,
  number freestyle={\noexpand\thesection.\noexpand\arabic{\tcbcounter}~\noexpand\mytitle},
  title=Bluebox \thetcbcounter,%



\begin{mybluebox}[label={myreference}]{My title}
This is an example.



enter image description here

  • It is only now that I tried it and, of course, it works. The only thing is that I do not know how to control the color of My Title in the reference and, since I am using hyperref, My Title appears with the linkcolor. How could I have My Title the same color as Bluebox namely black? – schremmer Jun 4 '16 at 3:20
  • @schremmer I do not think that is possible since the whole \Cref{myreference} gets colored with linkcolor... – Thomas F. Sturm Jun 6 '16 at 5:51
  • I thought you might perform a miracle but, by now, I got used to it and I even think that's the way it ought to be. So it's just as well. Thanks for a GREAT package. Made my life miserable for a while because now I had to redo properly all the stuff I had done ad hoc. But it was very much worth it. – schremmer Jun 6 '16 at 20:36
  • @schremmer You may be interested in question tex.stackexchange.com/questions/315809/… and its answers. – Thomas F. Sturm Jun 22 '16 at 8:14

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