Let me say that Metatrader 5 is a beautiful piece of software, a work of art, and I am a screaming fan! However there are a few problems, not all of them I can explain clearly.
First, the graph goes too near the edges of the screen, up and down. this creates difficulties due to another issue with the program and that is the drawing of equidistant channels. Sometimes I try to draw an equidistant channel and since the graph is too near the border my mouse leaves the screen and the equidistant channel seems to 'crash', meaning that I struggle to adjust it. Personally I prefer the method in Metatrader 4 where one of the lines extended a lot longer than the other which allowed for better extrapolation.
Second, the help information is not good enough because it does not help useless nubes like me. In Metatrader 4, each section had an example so as to get the general idea. The lack of examples makes it very difficult to fully understand how to utilize each function. You might consider having some kind of forum where people who have used each function can clarify its capabilities like with PHP manual, for example, check the layout here: http://www.php.net/manual/en/functions.arguments.php
Third, I should warn about a problem that happened in Metatrader 4 that I suspect may happen with version 5. In 4, I created an indicator with a circular argument (I had a 'for' within a 'for'). My software crashed and I could not restart it. I deleted the program and every part of it I could find in the registry, but every time I tried to reinstall it, the new version would crash. It seems to me that Metatrader 4 stores information (like personal data) in another secret place and it seemed to me that the circular argument was also transferred to the reinstalled version so that it would automatically crash. Incidentally, I believe that when you uninstall a program you should have the right to delete ALL of it, not just some...
Thanks for the advice. However, when I deleted metatrader 4, I deleted everything that I could find, first I uninstalled the program, then I deleted the remaining folders, then I searched the registry... and now I can install metatrader 4, and it opens the first time, but then it doesn't open afterwards :-( But that's the problem with nubes like me; there are a thousand and one possibilities regarding what went wrong :-) I would be interested to know where metatrader stores personal information, because every time I reinstall the program, it still knows my name and address...
Fortunately, now I know version 5 more than I know 4 so I shall stay with it, but it would be nice to have all the currencies to choose from...
While I remember, another thing I hope the will be improved in Metatrader 5 is the ability to choose the timeframe of the bars in the toolbar above... right click and select is just annoying!
Another problem I have is that I have written many indicators. When I delete an indicator via MetaEditor, the indicator goes, but its name remains in insert-indicator-custom which means I have a load of empty links clogging up this area and I don't know how to delete them.
Another issue related to this is that I inserted a folder into the indicator section (MQL5/indicators), but MetaEditor did not read it and I could not see it in MetaEditor.
Using the #import statement gives a compiler error:
'#import' - #import was not closed nextclose.mq5 28 1
works fine on MQL4... This was the statement that caused the error
#import "kernel32.dll" <<<================
int GetTimeZoneInformation(int& a0);
It also happened when trying to import the Fann2MQL.DLL
Both DLLs are in the ......MQL5\libraries directory. However, MQL5 was not installed on the C: Drive (Programs.....) and it is a 64bit machine.
I tried to install MQL5 with the 32bit terminal, but that did not work either. Any Help?
I'm aware that they should be in MQL5/Indicators/, but when I open this file, I can't see them, neither by searching through my folders nor through MetaEditor. Even in the MQL5/Indicators/Examples, I can only see the mq5 files. Regarding my own indicators in MQL5/Indicators/ I can see the mq5 files in MetaEditor, but I can't see them when I go via program files, my computer says that the area is empty, and nothing appears when I use windows Vista's search facility! Window's 'Show hidden files and folders' does not help. I could see the .ex4 files when I had metatrader 4.