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I have created a float enivoirment as shown below

\floatstyle{boxed}
\newfloat{example}{thp}{lop}[section]
\floatname{example}{Example}

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.

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| Example 2.3: How to define an attribute    |
|                                            | 
| def ..etc                                  |
|                                            |
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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.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{float}
\usepackage[framemethod=tikz]{mdframed}
\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}}%

\makeatletter
  % General command that defines the mdframed
  \newcommand\shadowFloat[1]{\def\@fs@cfont{\bfseries}\let\@fs@capt\floatc@plain
  \def\@fs@pre{\begin{mdframed}[style=#1]}%
  \def\@fs@mid{}%
  \def\@fs@post{\end{mdframed}}\let\@fs@iftopcapt\iffalse}
  % Link the style with the frame, giving it a name
  \newcommand\fs@yellowFloat{\shadowFloat{shadowBox}}
  \newcommand\fs@blueFloat{\shadowFloat{blueBox}}
\makeatother

\pagestyle{empty}
\begin{document}

\floatstyle{yellowFloat}
\restylefloat{figure}% bind the style to the figure
\begin{figure}[h]
    \centering
    \rule{100pt}{150pt}
    \caption{Some caption}
\end{figure}

\floatstyle{blueFloat}
\restylefloat{figure}% bind the style to the figure
\begin{figure}[h]
    \centering
    \rule{100pt}{150pt}
    \caption{Another caption}
\end{figure}
\end{document}

shades

  • 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 '12 at 12:17
  • Yes you can, see my update. – adn Feb 6 '12 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 '12 at 13:32
  • @user739807: Really? Only the shadows run into the margin. I explained that in the documentation. – Marco Daniel Feb 6 '12 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 '12 at 10:23

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