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Sequential sibling order number (1-based).
The $SiblingOrder of the first child in a container is '1'. The $SiblingOrder of the next child is '2', and so on.
The sibling order is effectively the the $OutlineOrder but only (numbered) for the current container.
The lowest number is drawn at the front in a map. If notes with sibling orders #1 and #5 overlap, part of #5 will be behind the icon for #1.
The note menu command to move a note forward/backward or all the way to the back/front will alter both $OutlineOrder and $SiblingOrder for the affected note(s).
Separators and adornments are included in sibling order. Note that some early versions of tinderbox, adornments used not to be included in sibling order.
Regardless of $SiblingOrder values, in map view all adornments are drawn behind all notes/container/agents. It may be easier to think of the two sets of data as if being drawn on separate map overlays
Aliases do not inherit this property from their original but have their own intrinsic value.
From v9.5.0, $SiblingOrder is editable allowing actions to re-organise sibling items Previously it was read only). Of course, if a $Sort value is set for the container, the latter will re-organise any custom sibling ordering. To set first/last sibling:
- First. Set to any number 1 or less and the note will become the eldest, i.e. first, sibling.
- Last. Set to any number $ChildCount(parent) or greater and, the note will become the youngest, i.e. last, sibling.