Howto add a part/staff from a musescore 3.3 plugin

• Sep 24, 2019 - 16:08

Can anybody explain me how to insert/append a new staff/part from a Musescore 3.3 plugin?
I'm currently working on a plugin that generates chord notes from chord text in a dedicated (new) staff. When playing, this staff will direct the connected arranger of my keyboard to play a multi-fingered chord.
I tried to insert a new staff/part from Musescore 3.3 plugin in various ways, but the only thing I succeed in is crashing Musescore.


In reply to by willy.klessens…

I don't know because I haven't looked into it, but I would not be at all surprised. Look at every single plugin which exists and see if any creates staves. On the other hand, I seem to remember that the old "half-time" plugin (that's an MS3 facility now, much better) created "parts" with its output. See if you can find a copy of it (and that isn't to say that whatever it does will work in ms3).

In reply to by gideonrv

An API for adding or removing parts is indeed missing from the current version of plugins API. But I had plans to implement some reasonable API for managing instruments so I hope to be able to add it to some of the next versions of MuseScore. Maybe someone else could also implement it earlier, pull requests for this are always welcome!

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