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kerbed87908
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kerbed87908  

I'm putting new custom indicators in the MQL5\Indicators folder and they're not showing up. I see an icon that says more ... with an arrow. What are those?


Thanks in advance.

Step on New Rails: Custom Indicators in MQL5
  • 2009.11.23
  • Андрей
  • www.mql5.com
I will not list all of the new possibilities and features of the new terminal and language. They are numerous, and some novelties are worth the discussion in a separate article. Also there is no code here, written with object-oriented programming, it is a too serous topic to be simply mentioned in a context as additional advantages for developers. In this article we will consider the indicators, their structure, drawing, types and their programming details, as compared to MQL4. I hope that this article will be useful both for beginners and experienced developers, maybe some of them will find something new.
Rashid Umarov
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Rashid Umarov  
kerbed87908:

I see an icon that says more ... with an arrow. What are those?

Click this icon and MetaEditor will appear whare you will see list of indicators from Code base. You can download any mql5-program right from MetaEditor.
Samuel Olowoyo
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Samuel Olowoyo  
kerbed87908:

I'm putting new custom indicators in the MQL5\Indicators folder and they're not showing up. I see an icon that says more ... with an arrow. What are those?


Thanks in advance.

Custom indicators should be placed in the Indicators/Examples folder
kerbed87908
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kerbed87908  
olowsam:
Custom indicators should be placed in the Indicators/Examples folder

Hey Guys,


Still not working. I've worked with MT4 for a couple years now, so I am familiar with the app. I'm using FXDD and Interbank Metetrader 5 and I cant get it to work.


Thanks.

Alexey Da
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Alexey Da  

Is it mq5 or ex5 file of indicator which you were trying to put into MT5? Where did you place this file?

Do you see this indicator in navigator window? I you don't you should compile mq5 file using MetaEditor at first.

 

fxtom
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fxtom  

Hi Guys,

I have the same problem. I put the indicator (ex4) file into the MQL5/Indicators/Examples folder and it doesn't appear in the navigation window. Any idea? 

fxtom
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fxtom  

Sorry, it's ex5 file of course...

Samuel Olowoyo
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Samuel Olowoyo  

If you open the metaeditor, can you confirm if you can see the indicator under the MQL5/Indicators/Examples , see the figure below:

 

If you cannot see the indicator, then it is not placed in the right directory. You will need to tell us your Operating system type 

fxtom
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fxtom  

I don't see it there. The file is in the folder above mentioned. I'm sure it's the right one. However there are no ex5 files in the Indicators/Examples folder, only mq5 files. I have windows 7. Already tried everything... Thanks for your help.

Samuel Olowoyo
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Samuel Olowoyo  
fxtom:

I don't see it there. The file is in the folder above mentioned. I'm sure it's the right one. However there are no ex5 files in the Indicators/Examples folder, only mq5 files. I have windows 7. Already tried everything... Thanks for your help.

Hello,

I use Windows Vista and I believe the files are stored in the same place.

Please check out this directory to see if it exists on your system. That is where you should place the indicator for them to be available in the terminal or metaeditor.

<COMPUTER_OWNER_NAME>/AppData/Roaming/MetaQuotes/Terminal/<SOME_LONG_MIXED_CHARACTERS>/MQL5/Indicators

Note:

<COMPUTER_OWNER_NAME> could be JAMES or whatever, since it is your computer

<SOME_LONG_MIXED_CHARACTERS> looks similar to 3D45CF6YT78EE457J98

If you store the file in the "c:/Program Files/MetaTrader5/MQL5/Indicators" then I think it is wrong, especially for Windows Vista/7

Please confirm and lets know. 

 

 

 

fxtom
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fxtom  
olowsam:

Hello,

I use Windows Vista and I believe the files are stored in the same place.

Please check out this directory to see if it exists on your system. That is where you should place the indicator for them to be available in the terminal or metaeditor.

<COMPUTER_OWNER_NAME>/AppData/Roaming/MetaQuotes/Terminal/<SOME_LONG_MIXED_CHARACTERS>/MQL5/Indicators

Note:

<COMPUTER_OWNER_NAME> could be JAMES or whatever, since it is your computer

<SOME_LONG_MIXED_CHARACTERS> looks similar to 3D45CF6YT78EE457J98

If you store the file in the "c:/Program Files/MetaTrader5/MQL5/Indicators" then I think it is wrong, especially for Windows Vista/7

Please confirm and lets know. 

 

Thanks a lot olowsam! This was the solution. :)

 

 

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