3.1.80 MeasureSpanner

A horizontal bracket between bar lines. See also HorizontalBracket.

MeasureSpanner objects are created by: Measure_spanner_engraver.

Standard settings:

connect-to-neighbor (pair):


Pair of booleans, indicating whether this grob looks as a continued break.

direction (direction):


If side-axis is 0 (or X), then this property determines whether the object is placed LEFT, CENTER or RIGHT with respect to the other object. Otherwise, it determines whether the object is placed UP, CENTER or DOWN. Numerical values may also be used: UP=1, DOWN=-1, LEFT=-1, RIGHT=1, CENTER=0.

edge-height (pair):
'(0.7 . 0.7)

A pair of numbers specifying the heights of the vertical edges: (left-height . right-height).

outside-staff-priority (number):


If set, the grob is positioned outside the staff in such a way as to avoid all collisions. In case of a potential collision, the grob with the smaller outside-staff-priority is closer to the staff.

self-alignment-X (number):


Specify alignment of an object. The value -1 means left aligned, 0 centered, and 1 right-aligned in X direction. Other numerical values may also be specified - the unit is half the object width.

side-axis (number):


If the value is X (or equivalently 0), the object is placed horizontally next to the other object. If the value is Y or 1, it is placed vertically.

spacing-pair (pair):
'(staff-bar . staff-bar)

A pair of alignment symbols which set an object’s spacing relative to its left and right BreakAlignments.

For example, a MultiMeasureRest will ignore prefatory items at its bounds (i.e., clefs, key signatures and time signatures) using the following override:

\override MultiMeasureRest.spacing-pair =
             #'(staff-bar . staff-bar)
staff-padding (dimension, in staff space):


Maintain this much space between reference points and the staff. Its effect is to align objects of differing sizes (like the dynamics p and f) on their baselines.

stencil (stencil):


The symbol to print.

Y-offset (number):

#<unpure-pure-container #<procedure ly:side-position-interface::y-aligned-side (_ #:optional _)> #<procedure ly:side-position-interface::pure-y-aligned-side (_ _ _ #:optional _)> >

The vertical amount that this object is moved relative to its Y-parent.

This object supports the following interface(s): accidental-switch-interface, font-interface, grob-interface, line-interface, measure-spanner-interface, outside-staff-interface, self-alignment-interface, side-position-interface, spanner-interface and text-interface.

This object is of class Spanner (characterized by spanner-interface).

Internals Reference v2.23.9 (development-branch).