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Hi, is it possible to start the strategy tester from within an EA or script? Is there a preferred method? I would like to set some parameters (maybe read from a file) and then start the strategy tester with my set/default date and optimization settings. Is it possible to start multiple instances of...
Hello All, I've had Forex and Spread Betting accounts for about 3 years and have developed a very very simple manual system which makes me a good income. All I wish to do is automate the opening of positions when a desired price point is reached. The EA would open a position (buy and / or sell)...
In the below code, if no price is specified the code will use the market ask price. Surely this should be the bid if we're going short? double CExpertMoney::CheckOpenShort(double price, double sl){ if(m_symbol == NULL)    { return(0.0);    }...
Hi, I came across a strange behavior of timer which I cannot comprehend. When I run the following simple EA: int period = 1800; // 0.5 hourint OnInit(){ bool r = EventSetTimer(period); Print("Set Timer to ", period, " seconds. Result: ", r); return(0);}void...
Hi, I don't know how to use trailing stop correctly or at least in the most optimized way. Let's talk theoretically. The symbol price is 1.200, I have both SL and TP at 10pips. Pseudo code of my trailing stop code goes something along these lines: int start(){ if condition has been met BUY...
Hi, In MT4, we could apply a trading strategy with multiple level of price for Take profit and Stop loss, by using multiple orders for the same currency, like: order #1, buy EURUSD, price=1.3000, SL=1.2980, TP=1.3050 order #2, buy EURUSD, price=1.3010, SL=1.2990, TP=1.3060 After migrating to...
Hello! I have a problem with ea. I want to translate this code to mq5. int beschleunigen = IndicatorCounted(); if (beschleunigen < 0) return (-1); if (beschleunigen > 0) beschleunigen--; int korper = Bars - beschleunigen; for (int finalint = 0; finalint < korper; finalint++) Regards!
Hi all I've three EA implemented. All these EA's have to read a "real" global variable to set some parameters. With "real" global variable I mean one value which is accessible (readable) from every running EA (e.g. my three EA's). I've implemented this with a file. The file have the value and ever...
  re error 4752 (1)
"the sell order request could not be completed" i have already read the other threads regarding this issue, and i am already using zeromemory before the order the ea was working fine last weekend, now i get this error .... also, if i run it through the strategy tester it works fine, no errors....
Do any wizards out there know if it is possible to manually reposition stops and targets of an EA once it is in trade? My strategy trades support and resistance on the D1 using the zigzag as previous high/low. I’m currently defining the trade criteria and manually back-testing it, in preparation to...
I found a discrepancy between the championship's official website and the platform metatrader 5, that a position on the platform was closed and instead the remote site already has nearly 24 hours is still open. Why is that?
To keep it short and simple, can anybody tell me what is wrong with this code and how to fix it? I want to store the past 100 Rates for various symbols in a 2-Dimensional Array structure. It keeps telling me "wrong dimension" at line 3 MqlRates barWindow[][100];ArrayResize(barWindow,...
Hi all, I want to connect with a friend of mine via metatester. I want to share my CPU with him, so he can test with my computer also. We have tried lots of things, but we can't connect. Should we use our real IP? Someone tried to do this before us? By the way, I can connect my LAN computers...
Hi guys, I've been using this tutorial as a template for my EAs because it's easy to read and add indicators and conditions to it: https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/100 But unfortunately, I couldn't add a trailing stop functionality to this code. I've tried to copy some code from other tutorials...
Hello, have a Problem with StringFormat. The function SOMETIMES writes "(null)" to resulting string and there is no reason why this happens. Find below the code for a complete script demonstrating this:       string get_string(void){    string xtag="AAAAAAAAAA";    return xtag;}void    test(const...
Hi ALL, I busy writing a semi adaptive EA with the bolingar band. The idea is I need to at certain stage increase the deviation. So my first attempt was to just create another indicator with increased deviation and add it to the chart.... The problem is when you loop throught the indicators on the...
I need to know how much it costs approx. Optimizing an Expert Advisor to the MQL5 Cloud Network, to have enough credit on my account, thanks in advance
Hello, there is a problem with  CChartObjectLabel::Description function. Please look at the sample below. It should print 0 to console as Description is empty.    CChartObjectLabel     x_label; x_label.Create(0,"name",0,100,100); x_label.Description("");                 string x=x_label...
I've been thinking for several days an idea for which I can't find an answer. I was wondering how could I develop an EA in a different way than before. I will explain my idea with one example I know the past prices of EURUSD of the last, say, 3 years. I want to develop a strategy that, knowing...
do someone have an EA that send an alert when a new operation came out onto MT5? i'm looking at some EA during the champioship and an audio / email alert would be helpful. D.
Hello, My question is how to access information to the under formation bar. I found some information on MQL4 but nothing in MQL5. Thanks in advance. Juan
Hello, i have a custom DLL returning ANSI string. How to delcare this function in .mqh file please ? const char& myfunc() - error const char[] myfunc() - error const char* myfunc() - error char& myfunc() - error char[] myfunc() - error char* myfunc() - error how to do this...
Hi, I started learning mql4 two weeks ago, along the way I noticed mql5 programming is growing. 1. From your perspective : Do i rather stop learning mql4 and switch to mql5 stright away? Or, learn programming in mql4(many helpful articles=learning faster) than just learn how to convert bot to mql5...
Hi, is it possible to set indicator color from EA? Indicator is added to the the chart from EA by the ChartIndicatorAdd(0,0,indicatorHandle) method. Thanks for help Peter
Hello, I was wondering if anybody knew of a way to optimize a strategy across several instruments in MT5. I know you can set the optimiser to Market Watch but it won't iterate through all the parameters to give you the best results across different instruments . Cheers,
Patterson
Hello, I have a question : whatever the timeline I would like to know the OHLC price of a bar (1 min OHLC). i.e: I have set a 5 min timeframe for eurusd, between each bars i would like to "print" into the console, each minutes, the OHLC price of the current currency. Wich way to explore ?...
Patterson
Hello, I work actually on an EA and I would like to check for some conditions each new minutes I saw on a previous topic this script :    static datetime Old_Time;    datetime New_Time[6];    bool IsNewBar=false;            if(Old_Time!=New_Time[0]) // if old time isn't equal to new bar time...
Hi,  I'm a total newbie to mql5. And started playing with it. Basically I want to modify the color of the price chart via the CCHart class.   It compiles with no errors or warnings. But it crashes as soon as I run the program   This is my code, it seems to crash on my attach function. If I leave...
I have 2 EA, they are work together for 1 pair, such as EURUSD, How can I run  backtest?   hongbin.fei 
Hello, I would like to send order entry and exit signals from an external software application I am developing in C# .NET. Could anyone help me understand how I can accomplish this? Thanks!!!