To each chart where you have an EA
But if you have multiple charts with same symbols and with same time frames opened with EAs attached to it, then you need different autorefresh than any posted here
Dear Mladen, I just checked the template of Expert Advisor Builder for MetaTrader 4. Have attached the template for your perusal. In this template I just noticed that even if line number 21 is (extern bool EachTickMode = True;) but then line 33 is (bool TickCheck = False;). Is this contradictory or it is supposed to be like that. Would making line 33 = True solve my problem. Thanks a million for your help. Regards Sameer
I never worked with Expert advisor builder but as far as I know it is producing EAs that work (as much as something generated automatically can work). If the EA does not work, and it usually works, attaching the eutorefresh time can not hurt - at least you will be sure that EA start procedure is called each n seconds
In build 650 and 652 this does not work any mory
Sorry, but that is what metatrader did : what worked before does not work any more. OnTimer() function is not called at all any more (and it should) and it was working perfectly in previous builds
Some other things does not work any more
It is worse and worse with each build
OnTimer() works, but
You have to restart the terminal if you compile the indicator. If you do not restart the terminal, does not matter what you do, it will not work. It seems thatcompiler kills the timer forever
One more bug to the collection
So, we are going to have to reastrat terminal each time we compile something (in order to be sure that it is not our coding error). Fantastic. This is the first compiler in the world that had that "feature". Congratulations mq
They were completely unaware of those problems
So much about how they test what they develop
The biggest problem is not OnTimer()
By far the biggest problem is the Sleep() function
The reason is the following : a lot (and I mean a lot) of EAs, when they try to do something with an order, if there is an error, pause for some time (usualy 1 to 3 tenths of a second) and then try again. For that pausing Sleep() function is used.
Now imagine that instead of waiting 1/10th of a second your EA starts to wait 10,15 seconds. And that is exactly what it is going to do if you compile anything (and I mean anything). Your EA will start to work like a snail and you will not be aware of. And now imagine news time ...
That is what they are preparing to be a "release" version ...
That "release" version will be hitting directly into EAs. Good luck to all that are using Eas (this is just one of errors that are affecting the EAs directly).
And as I see it does it to any ex4 - it will be "wonderful"