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Indicator Overlay with OnCalculate Second Form

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Andreas Vester
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Andreas Vester  

Hi all,

 I am wondering whether it is possible to apply an indicator, which used the second form of the OnCalculate event (i.e. Open, High, Low, Close etc.),  to another indicator?

 For example, I would like to apply the Stochastic indicator to another custom indicator. However, the Stochastic indicator has been coded using the second form within the OnCalculate event. As a result, if I drag the Stochastic indicator to a chart, I don't get the possibility to chose on which price this indicator should be based, i.e. Close or Previous Indicator's Data.

So, how can I apply indicators of such type, such as Stochastic, to another indicator?

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Alain Verleyen
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Alain Verleyen  
avester:

Hi all,

 I am wondering whether it is possible to apply an indicator, which used the second form of the OnCalculate event (i.e. Open, High, Low, Close etc.),  to another indicator?

 For example, I would like to apply the Stochastic indicator to another custom indicator. However, the Stochastic indicator has been coded using the second form within the OnCalculate event. As a result, if I drag the Stochastic indicator to a chart, I don't get the possibility to chose on which price this indicator should be based, i.e. Close or Previous Indicator's Data.

So, how can I apply indicators of such type, such as Stochastic, to another indicator?

You can't with standard Stochastic, you have to create a custom indicator with first form of OnCalculate event. Maybe this already exist, search firstly on the Codebase. If not you can read this article to help you to create a custom indicator.
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