in regards to this: How to center a lstlisting

This approach works like a charm. The only problem is that when using the caption of the lstlisting it is not centered, yet the caption of the figure is centered. But I still want to use my list of code.

Is there maybe a way to change the type of the figure caption? So that the figure caption acts as if it’s a lstlistings caption?

Or any other ideas?

Best, McTell

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    Use package caption or make a MWE. Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 12:37
  • As far as I know the captions for lstlisting are centered by default
    – user31729
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 14:17

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You can define your own environment for a floating listing. I reused the code that was provided in How to center a lstlisting for centering the listing:


\usepackage{float}% http://ctan.org/pkg/float

\begin{Sbox}}{% Save the content in a box
\end{Sbox}\centerline{\parbox{\wd\@Sbox}{\TheSbox}}}% And output it centered

% Create new "listing" float, we do not use the "float" option of lstlisting, because we want to use our custom caption 
\newcommand{\mylistoflistings}{\listof{lstfloat}{List of Listings}}


#include <iostream.h>

    cout << "Hello World!";
    return 0;

  • Thats a good approach, but I need to redefine a lot of things I guess, and also \autoref needs some fixes when code labels are used...
    – Kalaschnik
    Commented Feb 15, 2017 at 17:02

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