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Hello, I was looking at the backtesting results (1H, every tick) for an EA that performed exceptionally well and saw trades with impossible exit points. I only enter trades on candle closes and let them run until tp/sl. It seemed as though the EA both placed the trade **and took profit** at exactly...
What is the general structure of an EA?   What is wrong in that code? How it is done correctly? when I do the testing, using  "Print (" error ", GetLastError ());" it say "error 4054". But when I give opening that message, the txt says "Error 131". I'm doing this: void OnTick()   {    double TEND1,...
I am using PF12 to scroll forward one bar on my chart and would like to be able to capture that event in an indicator or expert in order to control a second chart to keep them in sync. However, I find that there is no keypress event generated for the pressing of PF12. Is there any way to capture...
Hi all, It's my first post here. I'm starting to learn about EA recebtly, and I've a doubt about time functions. I've been looking for a code that allow to buy/sell at a specific time, but I only found examples that work with a time value of HH:MM. What about seconds? Is it possible to define a...
Could someone link me to the docs for drawLine()? I have searched both this site and google and can find no docs. Thank you.  
Hi, i am trying to write a simple EA, which will close two specified trades when net profit from them both reach specified value. For example i bought EURCAD and sold USDCAD and i want EA to close them both when overall profit would reach 10 pips. I have written that code below but there is a...
From the TimeCurrent() help: "Returns the last known server time, time of the last quote receipt for one of the symbols selected in the "Market Watch" window. " If I understood correctly, I cannot get current time on the broker's server when market is closed.   I would like to calculate time...
Please, anybody know write code EA - "write current price to file"? For example: Pair: EURUSD Filename: EURUSD.txt At all time, on every change (=every second/milisecond) must EA write current sell price of EURUSD to txt file. In file can not be other as price only. For example 1.3520. No more....
hi guys, maybe someone could  tell me please how to do only one trade per bar ? when tp are taken, ea opens another trade on the same bar, I need it to do only one trade per bar... thanks!
With an open trade, you can - with right click - open the trailing stop window and set the trailing stop in points. Does anyone here know, where those settings are stored and how it's possible to read them? I found a file named "trailingstop.ini" in the profiles-folder, but even in case I would read...
Hi I can assign the ticket numbers to the variables and continually check them against the OrderProfit of all the other open orders, but my problem is this.......What if a 2nd hedge group opens while hedge1 is still open? my variables hedge1ticket1 and hedge1ticket2 are already assigned; or worse...
After upgrading to the latest build (604), I am unable to attach my EA's to my charts after a re-compile.
  OrderModify (7)
I am using OrderModify for trailing stops.   The problem is when the stop is => the OrderOpenPrice the order closes at the stop.  How do I get the order to stay open past the order open price?           if(OrderType()==OP_BUY)          {                if(Bid>OrderOpenPrice())                  {...
Hello, after 1.5 Years of programming my EA is ready to start, but i'm still a beginner. Now: I want to trade serveral pairs. How do i manage this ? I think, i have to copy my EA and rename it for every single pair and then open all the Charts and attach the new EAs to them, is that right ? (i.e....
Dear Guys I wrote a code below : extern datetime   TradeOpenDate_1          = "2013.01.02 00:00:00";   It show warring : implicit conversion from 'string' to 'number' Pending.mq4 81 46   How to i am write above code in correct.  Please help me.
Hi, This question, or variants on the theme, seem to keep coming up but I can't find a comprehensive (or correct?) answer. I've looked through the example in the experts\samples directory, but it doesn't really address my specific question. I can see an array of strings being sorted, but I can't...
Could someone help with the following: I want to be able to take a trade and then the following information automatically gets emailed to the email addresses i have placed in the parameters of the script or indicator (maybe room for 10 would be good). It should auto email them the following...
Hello ... I want to ask is there system or ea to send signals from MT4 to several Emails and SMS just when new orders opened or closed ? Thanks
  Ask/Bid line (2)
Morning,  I have the bid and the ask line (red and white) on my currency charts - however, when I open a trade, the price I open at is neither the ask or the bid price.  Is there a way I can get the actual price that the trade will be processed at on my currency charts? Thanks 
Dear Traders & Coders, I am creating a custom indicator with "Bollinger Bands %b" a Trade Should take Above "Bollinger Bands %b" Value 0.8 Level. But I am little confused in coding part , Can any one confirm I did call this indicator in a right way ? iCustom(Symbol(),0,"Bollinger Bands %b",BBPeriod...
orders opened on the screen listing the code numbers ?? I want to help. 
Hi I'm writing an EA that generates a HST in real time. This HST is displayed in a Offline Chart window. When the EA generates a new bar, I'd like to display it to the Chart. So I need to refresh that chart with the new data. Each existing script (based on PeriodConverted) I've read...
Hi,  I'm working on MT4 Ver 4.0 build 646 (30 April 2014). I have this problem that whenever I try to load one of my custom indicators to the chart the set up window comes up with the "Confirm" button hidden and hence I can not activate the indicator! It was working fine before the 600 upgrade....
Hi MetaQuotes, I don't understand, why every new build contains so many steps backward: - After update to Build 660 the right-click-menue at the "Market"-Window is popping up, but no one of the menue-items reacts, when clicked by mouse - So: how can I downgrade back to the previous build? Thanks:...
how to write range and add ref. for example  (high-low) < (previous high - previous low)?   please create expert advisor... thank in advance! 
hello coders,   i´ve search the whole forum for a indicator or script that counts all open buy and sell lots. but i didnt found some like this.   example. when i have  buy positions open like buy 0.6 /0.4/0.2  sell 0.2/0.1 the script or indikator must show me the total amount of all with this result...
New article Building a Social Technology Startup, Part I: Tweet Your MetaTrader 5 Signals has been published at mql5.com: This article aims to illustrate, through a practical example, how you can communicate an MetaTrader 5 terminal with an external web service. We are tweeting the trading signals...
I'm having trouble logging in to my Paxforex live account. I have my login info but when I try to pull up the server, all I see is Oanda and Alpari. How do I search for my server? Thanks in advance.
1. As title, did MQL4 installe in the disk C:\ is necessary ? 2. I copy my EA in C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 - RoboForex\MQL4\Experts and copy library in C:\Program Files (x86)\MetaTrader 4 - RoboForex\MQL4\Libraries but after compiled EA, all functions I created in own library got the...