I have created a float enivoirment as shown below


I would like to enclose the example in the a shadowbox, including its caption and numbering and also provide a coloured background. Example is provided below.

| Example 2.3: How to define an attribute    |
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Any ideas


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This is how you can use the solution that Wener points out. Also, you will need to use and install the new version of the mdframed as explained here.

\usetikzlibrary{shadows}% needed for the shadows

% Styles
\mdfdefinestyle{shadowBox}{backgroundcolor=yellow!10,shadow=true, roundcorner=25pt,tikzsetting={draw=yellow!80!black!30, line width=1pt}}%

\mdfdefinestyle{blueBox}{backgroundcolor=blue!10,shadow=true, shadowcolor=blue!10, roundcorner=25pt,tikzsetting={draw=blue!80!black!30, line width=1pt}}%

  % General command that defines the mdframed
  % Link the style with the frame, giving it a name


\restylefloat{figure}% bind the style to the figure
    \caption{Some caption}

\restylefloat{figure}% bind the style to the figure
    \caption{Another caption}


  • Perfect! Is it possible to have different styles for different floats. In my book, i have floats of different type, 'Examples', 'Logs', 'code snippets', etc
    – user739807
    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:17
  • Yes you can, see my update.
    – adn
    Feb 6, 2012 at 12:59
  • Thanks! One more (last one) question, the frames seem to go beyond my page margins, any way to fix this!
    – user739807
    Feb 6, 2012 at 13:32
  • @user739807: Really? Only the shadows run into the margin. I explained that in the documentation. Feb 6, 2012 at 14:05
  • @MarcoDaniel, I removed the shadows to test, Still the frames go beyond the margin. I wanted to attach an example (an image) here, but i cant find instructions on how to do so!
    – user739807
    Feb 7, 2012 at 10:23

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