# Test direction within event-function

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 Hi, I'm trying to write an event-function that creates both a slur and a markup on opposite sides. I can do that by manually specifying the directions: ```\version "2.19.82" testDirection = #(define-event-function ()() #{ _( ^"Text" #}) { c' \testDirection d' ) } ``` but I have to make it possible to do it both ways (top/bottom and bottom/top). I know how to set the directions with an extra (optional) function argument, but I would prefer if I could extract the direction directly from within the event-function. Using \displayMusic I see that an explicit direction is "known" to the event function: ```\void \displayMusic ^\testDirection => (make-music 'PostEvents 'direction 1 'elements (list (make-music 'SlurEvent 'direction -1 'span-direction -1) (make-music 'TextScriptEvent 'direction 1 'text "Text"))) ``` (the 'direction PostEvent takes either 1 or -1, or is missing if no explicit direction is given). But I have no idea if/how I can access that information from within the function to decide how to create the slur and the text event. Thanks Urs _______________________________________________ lilypond-user mailing list [hidden email] https://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/lilypond-user