2.2.7 Bar_engraver

Create barlines. This engraver is controlled through the whichBar property. If it has no bar line to create, it will forbid a linebreak at this point. This engraver is required to trigger the creation of clefs at the start of systems.

Properties (read)

whichBar (string)

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


\set Staff.whichBar = ".|:"

This will create a start-repeat bar in this staff only. Valid values are described in ‘scm/bar-line.scm’.

Properties (write)

forbidBreak (boolean)

If set to #t, prevent a line break at this point.

This engraver creates the following layout object(s):


Bar_engraver is part of the following context(s): DrumStaff, Dynamics, GregorianTranscriptionStaff, KievanStaff, MensuralStaff, PetrucciStaff, RhythmicStaff, Staff, TabStaff and VaticanaStaff.

Internals Reference v2.17.97 (development-branch).