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john  

Hi, I just want to make sure I'm not missing some important feature on MQL4 because I've never been so frustrated in finding basic programing info than with MQL4.

I'll give an example and maybe you can tell me if I've overlooked something.

The word Tick for example. I'm trying to find out how I can refer to it in the code and how I can refer to past ticks.

So I type the word Tick in the search window on MQL4 web page and it basically gives me nothing. ( I get some posts that may or may not have anything to do with my Tick information I need, I'd have to read all the forum post to maybe find the meaning and usage of Tick as it applies to the MQL4 editor)

So I type the word Tick in the Help Search field on the Terminal, and again I get squat. ( I get a long list of subjects that would take a week to read through just to find out if they're the correct category or not)

So I type the work Tick in the Help Index search field on terminal, and again nothing is returned that explains the word and it's usage to me.

Another example would be gettickcount. How are we supposed search for and to find out the meaning and usage of these words?

Is there some thing on MQL4 that I can type in an Editor word like Tick and get info on it such as how it is used in the editor, without having to read multiple forum post or multiple long web pages of info that I don't need.

I find myself having to Google my questions or watch videos on you tube or asking on this forum in order to get an Mql4 answer. So I'm wondering if I'm missing something that allows us to find the meanings of the words and their usages in a searchable list way.

Any tips would be helpful.

thanks

Keith Watford
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Keith Watford  

Tick is an event characterized by a new price for a symbol at some moment.

As far as I know, there is nothing in Mq4 code that utilises ticks, so you are unlikely to find much info, It is the same with pips.

TickSize and TickValue are used and Volume stores the number of ticks in the chart period, but individual ticks are not stored unless you write code to do it.

Have you read the Book?

https://book.mql4.com/content

The questions that you are asking on this forum are so basic, it appears that you are trying to jump in and write code without studying

There is also a very good tutorial by Coders Guru

https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/100402

I think that you now have to register to download, but FourX uploaded a zip file in post 7

https://www.forex-tsd.com/lessons/?pp=20&daysprune=-1

I know that I found this very useful when I started to learn about coding.

I agree that most documentation is not that great, maybe because so much has been translated from Russian.

john
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john  
GumRai:

Tick is an event characterized by a new price for a symbol at some moment.

As far as I know, there is nothing in Mq4 code that utilises ticks, so you are unlikely to find much info, It is the same with pips.

TickSize and TickValue are used and Volume stores the number of ticks in the chart period, but individual ticks are not stored unless you write code to do it.

Have you read the Book?

https://book.mql4.com/content

The questions that you are asking on this forum are so basic, it appears that you are trying to jump in and write code without studying

There is also a very good tutorial by Coders Guru

https://www.mql5.com/en/forum/100402

I think that you now have to register to download, but FourX uploaded a zip file in post 7

https://www.forex-tsd.com/lessons/?pp=20&daysprune=-1

I know that I found this very useful when I started to learn about coding.

I agree that most documentation is not that great, maybe because so much has been translated from Russian.

Thanks GumRai,

Yes I did read the book, but I'm unable to store everything in my head and then I can't re-locate exactly what I needed when I tried. Some of the words were in there but they weren't covered in a way revealed what I needed.

You're information sounds helpful, I'll check that out.

Thank you

Keith Watford
Moderator
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Keith Watford  
moneycode:

Thanks GumRai,

Yes I did read the book, but I'm unable to store everything in my head and then I can't re-locate exactly what I needed when I tried. Some of the words were in there but they weren't covered in a way revealed what I needed.

You're information sounds helpful, I'll check that out.

Thank you



I understand, I find it difficult to retain information nowadays.

Don't forget to use appendix and the glossary in the book. I often found the sample programs etc helped me to find what I was looking for.

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