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Put an EA on a chart with F5 key (no use of Navigator)

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beacon
1811
beacon  

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to write a script which will allow the placement of an EA onto a chart by pressing the F5 key?

I have an order placement EA which I want to be able to place on a chart without having to open the navigator to put it on.

My preference would be to use the F5 key (or another F key) to trigger a script which then caused my order placement EA to be placed on the selected chart.

Possible? Impossible? If Impossible, why?

Any help on this would be most appreciated.

Cheers 

Beacon 

Simon Gniadkowski
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18003
Simon Gniadkowski  
beacon:

Hello,

Does anyone know if it is possible to write a script which will allow the placement of an EA onto a chart by pressing the F5 key?

I have an order placement EA which I want to be able to place on a chart without having to open the navigator to put it on.

My preference would be to use the F5 key (or another F key) to trigger a script which then caused my order placement EA to be placed on the selected chart.

Possible? Impossible? If Impossible, why?

Any help on this would be most appreciated.

EA or Script ?  you can assign hotkeys to Scripts, Indicators and EAs,  in the Navigator (Ctrl + N) find your Script or EA right click it and assign a Hotkey of your choice.
Alain Verleyen
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31192
Alain Verleyen  
beacon:
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You can but not with F5 I think.

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beacon
1811
beacon  
RaptorUK:
EA or Script ?  you can assign hotkeys to Scripts, Indicators and EAs,  in the Navigator (Ctrl + N) find your Script or EA right click it and assign a Hotkey of your choice.

Raptor,

Thank you for your reply.

I appreciate your help.

I didn't know that function was on the contextual menu.

You have saved me many keystrokes :) 

Cheers,

Beacon 

beacon
1811
beacon  
angevoyageur:

You can but not with F5 I think.

angevoyageur,

Thank you for your detailed answer to my question.

And thank you for taking your time to help me.

Happy New Year! 

Best to you,

Beacon 

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