MetaEditor: looping through enumerations?

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QuickPip  

Hi everybody,

in MetaEditor, is it possible to loop though enumerations as per the below parameter info (I don't mean switching between overloads 1 and 2, but looping through all possible ENUM_SYMBOL_INFO_DOUBLE values in the below example)...

Parameter info

...or do we have to open and consult the documentation each time?

If it's not possible, I'd strongly like to suggest implementing looping through enumerations in MetaEditor as a new feature as this is a common use case, costing a lot of development time while for MetaQuotes it would probably be a quick win to implement.

Thank you!
Icham Aidibe
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Icham Aidibe  
QuickPip:

Hi everybody,

in MetaEditor, is it possible to loop though enumerations as per the below parameter info (I don't mean switching between overloads 1 and 2, but looping through all possible ENUM_SYMBOL_INFO_DOUBLE values in the below example)...


...or do we have to open and consult the documentation each time?

If it's not possible, I'd strongly like to suggest implementing looping through enumerations in MetaEditor as a new feature as this is a common use case, costing a lot of development time while for MetaQuotes it would probably be a quick win to implement.

Thank you!

It is as an autocompletion : you need to know the prefix 

QuickPip
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QuickPip  
Icham Aidibe:

It is as an autocompletion : you need to know the prefix 

@MetaQuotes: please allow us traders to loop through enumerations in MetaEditor without knowing the prefix (how should we know without having consulted the documentation first)? Thank you.
Marco vd Heijden
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Marco vd Heijden  
I agree to some extend but it is not that hard to press F1 to pull up the documentation for that particular function and it's parameters.
Documentation on MQL5: Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Named Constants / Predefined Macro Substitutions
Documentation on MQL5: Constants, Enumerations and Structures / Named Constants / Predefined Macro Substitutions
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QuickPip
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Marco vd Heijden:
I agree to some extend but it is not that hard to press F1 to pull up the documentation for that particular function and it's parameters.

It's also not that hard to wash dishes by hand, and yet the dishwashing machine has been invented ;-)

Microsoft's Visual Studio IDE (and all other paid and free IDEs which I know) have this feature, so why not MetaEditor, too!? MetaQuotes would certainly be able to implement this very nice-to-have feature. They've also implement much more exotic and harder-to-implement things which much fewer users will ever need.
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