2.2.8 Bar_number_engraver

A bar number is created whenever measurePosition is zero and when there is a bar line (i.e., when whichBar is set). It is put on top of all staves, and appears only at the left side of the staff. The staves are taken from stavesFound, which is maintained by Staff_collecting_engraver.

Music types accepted:

alternative-event

Properties (read)

alternativeNumberingStyle (symbol)

The style of an alternative’s bar numbers. Can be numbers for going back to the same number or numbers-with-letters for going back to the same number with letter suffixes. No setting will not go back in measure-number time.

barNumberFormatter (procedure)

A procedure that takes a bar number, measure position, and alternative number and returns a markup of the bar number to print.

barNumberVisibility (procedure)

A procedure that takes a bar number and a measure position and returns whether the corresponding bar number should be printed.

currentBarNumber (integer)

Contains the current barnumber. This property is incremented at every bar line.

stavesFound (list of grobs)

A list of all staff-symbols found.

whichBar (string)

This property is read to determine what type of bar line to create.

Example:

\set Staff.whichBar = "|:"

This will create a start-repeat bar in this staff only. Valid values are described in bar-line-interface.

Properties (write)

currentBarNumber (integer)

Contains the current barnumber. This property is incremented at every bar line.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):

BarNumber.

Bar_number_engraver is part of the following context(s): Score.


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