VirtualTradePad One Click Trading Panel
VirtualTradePad is a control panel for managing basic orders in МetaТrader 5, such as buy, sell, buystop, buylimit, sellstop, selllimit, close, delete, modify, trailing stop.
VirtualTradePad won 2nd prize in the "Best Graphic Panel in the MQL5 Language" Contest.
The panel consists of 5 tabs.
You can also try this panel for the МetaТrader 4 terminal.
- Works on any account type and broker.
- Does not require specific skills.
- Simple and intuitive interface.
- Only the most important functions.
- Quick response to any command.
- Trade using the keyboard or buttons on the chart
- Positions tab is for working with positions. It includes: opening BUY and SELL, closing, reversing, locking, changing stop loss and take profit, modification, activation of trailing stop, closing only profitable positions, closing only unprofitable positions.
- Orders tab provides the work with pending orders. It includes: placing, deleting, building an order grid, working with the distance. Also, working with the magic button, which allows placing pending orders on the chart and snapping stop loss and take profit values at your levels and lines.
- Signals tab shows signal from 10 standard indicators and 8 timeframes. It also shows the cumulative percentage of signals in the BUY and SELL directions. It is also possible to open positions automatically when the cumulative signal is exceeded.
- INFO tab displays the current specification of the selected symbol, the current stop loss and take profit targets, as well as the profit for the current day, past day, week, month.
- CLP tab manages the function for closing by total profit or loss. It allows setting desired profit and loss values in points, dollars and percent, closing the BUY/SELL directions separately, enabling virtual stop loss and take profit, and checking each position separately. This tab also provides the option to trail the obtained profit.
- When a position is successfully opened, you will hear a sound similar to the same action in the terminal;
- If there is an error, you will hear the error sound;
- You cannot place a stop order at a level less than allowed on the trade server or 0;
- On the BUY and SELL buttons, the change of the Ask and Bid prices is displayed with arrows;
- The information panel displays the currency pair, the open position volume and the total profit for the currency;
- There is an option in the input parameters: show/hide tips on mouse over a button, you can also select the language of the tips English / Russian;
- The Close button stops the application;
- The Maximize/Minimize button collapse/expand the pane on the chart;
- The pane can be moved on the chart. To do it, click the upper part of the pane near the Close and Minimize buttons, and then move the pane to a desired position.
Important parameters (the list of all parameters for VirtualTradepad)
- Sounds - enable/disable sound alerts when opening/closing/modifying positions/orders;
- HintShow - enable/disable popup tooltips;
- English - enable/disable tooltips in English. If false, tooltips will be in Russian;
- MagicNumber - magic number for positions and orders. 0 - no magic number;
- UseAllMagicFromAllAccount - manage all positions for the given currency pair;
- CommentOrders - comment to be added to the comment of the position or order when opening;
- KeyBoardTrade - use keyboard for one-click trading;
- Buy_KEY - open a BUY position with the D key;
- Sell_KEY - open a SELL position with the A key;
- Close_KEY - close positions with the X key;
- LossCLOSE_KEY - lose only unprofitable positions, not defined;
- ProfitCLOSE_KEY - lose only profitable positions, not defined;
- Reverse_KEY - reverse positions with the Q key;
- Lock_KEY - lock positions with the E key;
- DynamicLotStopLoss - enable dynamic calculation of the lot based on the specified stop loss as a percentage of free margin;
- DynamicLotAuto - enable dynamic calculation of the lot as a percentage of free margin and other factors;
- CoefLotForGridOrders - multiplier for the next lot in the grid of pending orders when used on the Orders tab;
- AddLotForGridOrders - additional lot per each pending order in the grid when used on the Orders tab;
- Show_Future_BE_TP_SL - display the breakeven/profit/loss levels on the current chart;
- Signals_Alert_After_Percent - generate a pop-up alert when the cumulative signal on the Signals tab exceeds the specified percentage;
- AutoTrade_by_Signals - automatically close the position when the cumulative signal level exceeds Signals_Alert_After_Percent percents.
A new parameter has been added: CPL_AUTOOFF_AfterClose allows disabling the "Close if profit or loss" button after closing all positions.
The button is only disabled when ALL! positions are closed.
It takes into account the magic number specified in the EA, as well as the symbol for closing.
If closing only 1 currency is selected and the CPL_AUTOOFF_AfterClose is enabled, the EA waits for all positions of this currency pair to be closed, and only after that the button can be closed!
Bugfix: Fixed the issue with the TP Target calculation in the Info tab while simultaneously using positions with Take Profit and without Take Profit.
BugFix: Fixed dragging of trade levels (Stop Loss, Take Profit) when hovering over the panel and back.
Changes: Changed the coordinates of the profit value shown in the Info tab
The KoefLotForGridOrders parameter has been renamed to CoefLotForGridOrders
Parameter CPL_CloseTerminalAfterClose - enable closing the terminal.
CPL_CloseTerminalAfterClose = true.
Terminal is closed only when ALL! positions are closed.
It takes into account the magic number specified in the EA, as well as the symbol for closing.
If closing only 1 currency is selected. If the CPL_CloseTerminalAfterClose parameter is enabled, the EA waits for all positions on the given currency pair to be closed, and cab close the terminal only after that!
Added the Show_Future_BE_TP_SL parameter to CLP - show the lines of the future position closure by total profit or loss..
Attention: it works only on the current symbol and with the 'SEPARATE Orders' mode disabled.
The lines are displayed separately for Buy and Sell positions, or by a common line.
If a line is not shown, then the positions form a lock that cannot be closed by the total profit or loss.
Note: line and price data may be inaccurate for floating spread.
Remember! SELL is closed by ASK, while BUY is closed by BID
Updated the prohibition on dragging the trade levels when using the panel. If the cursor is on the panel, the EA disables the ability to drag the trade levels.
When using the REVERSE button to reverse the positions, the predefined stop loss and take profit are set to open positions.
When using the LOCK button for locking positions, all open positions are modified with stop loss and take profit = 0. That is, when locking positions, all the stop loss and take profit levels are zeroed.
Profit trailing can now be enabled only after setting the parameters for closing by profit.
Added the profit trailing values on the CLP panel near the input box for the distance of Trailing Profit. The value appears when the trailing level is fixed by the EA and shows the fixed level for closure.
Added block of alerts for profit and loss in the deposit currency.
If you want to limit the losses on the current client magic number, you can do that in the new block.
For example: you need the EA to send you emails and display on-screen alerts when the total loss of open and closed trades within LimitFor becomes less than -100 USD:
Set the parameters to the following:
After receiving the daily loss of -100 USD in history for the given magic number, the EA displays an on-screen alert and sends an email.
Attention: this block does not close trades! It simply displays alerts!
At the next LimitFor, this parameter is reset to 0.
You can select LimitFor= DAY;WEEK;MONTH;ALLTIME;
You can also enable sending email and push notifications when reaching the limits of NotificationMailSend
To the CLP panel for closing by profit or loss, added a block of notifications when closing positions by profit or loss. 3 notification methods are available:
CPL_AlerT - alert message
CPL_Mail - email message
CPL_Push - push notification
How to set up mobile device or email to messages from the Expert Advisor:
Added hot keys for managing the panel
KeyBoardTrade - enable/disable the management using hot keys.
Buy_KEY=BUTTON_D; - default button for opening BUY orders
Sell_KEY=BUTTON_A; - default button for opening SELL orders
Close_KEY=BUTTON_X; - default button for closing all positions
LossCLOSE_KEY=NONE; - default button for closing all unprofitable positions
ProfitCLOSE_KEY=NONE; - default button for closing all profitable positions
Reverse_KEY=BUTTON_Q; - default button for reversing all positions
Lock_KEY=BUTTON_E; - default button for locking all positions
You can use the numpad keys or the standard keyboard keys.
Attention: for the keys to work, it is necessary to activate the window with the panel.
Added options for managing lots for the grid of pending orders on the Orders tab
CoefLotForGridOrders - multiplier for the next lot in the grid.
For example: CoefLotForGridOrders = 2, Grid = 5, then the lots will be opened as follows: 0.1, 0.2, 0.4, 0.8, 0.16
AddLotForGridOrders - additional lot per each element of the grid.
For example: AddLotForGridOrders = 0.1, Grid = 5, then the lots will be opened as follows: 0.1, 0.2, 0.3, 0.4, 0.5
Added the MagicNumber parameter, now all positions and orders are opened with the specified magic number.
Also, added the UseAllMagicFromAllAccount parameter to the panel for managing all deals on the account.
UseAllMagicFromAllAccount = true - all positions and orders on the account will be considered when using the panel (Closure, Reverse, Locking.....).
UseAllMagicFromAllAccount = false - the panel works only with positions and orders that have been opened with the defined MagicNumber (Closure, Reverse, Locking.....).
Added the CommentOrders parameter.
You can specify an additional comment when opening a deal from the panel.
For the CLP tab
the MagicOrderToClose parameter has been replaced by 2 parameters:
MagicNumber - unique magic number of positions to close.
true = apply the function of closing by total profit or loss to all magic numbers.
false = set the unique magic number for closing positions in the MagicNumber parameter.
- Added new control buttons to the Positions panel:
LOCK - lock the current positions on the given symbol and magic with 1 cumulative opposite position.
LOSS - close all unprofitable positions
PROFIT - close all profitable positions
MovingInWLUSE (true - false) LevelWLoss(in points) LevelProfit (in points)
These parameters adjust the possibility to modify deals moving the Stop Loss to breakeven at the earliest opportunity.
You would like to set Stop Loss in the break even, when the deal will score +10 points of profit:
MovingInWLUSE = true; LevelWLoss=0 ; LevelProfit =10;
You want to set Stop Loss in +5 points, when the deal will score +20 points of profit:
MovingInWLUSE = true; LevelWLoss=5 ; LevelProfit =20;
Note that the difference between LevelProfit - LevelWLoss must always be greater than or equal to the minimum stop on the server.
Added AutoTrade_by_Signals parameter to the signals block. This parameter enables the automatic placing of a position in the signal direction, if the signal in that direction exceeded Signals_Alert_After_Percent.
Lot, Stop Loss, and Take Profit are set based on the data entered in the first Positions tab
Attention: the Expert Advisor automatically opens a position on the direction of the signal, without closing the previous one.
CLP_DeleteStopOrders - Delete all pending orders when closing by total profit or loss.
Note: does not work in the SeparateOrder mode (closing positions separately).
Enabled by default.
General changes and improvements:
-Depending on the account currency, added the corresponding icon.
-Improved the function for displaying the trade levels when hovering the panel.
(when hovering the panel, the trade levels of the terminal are disabled, so that the stop levels are not caught when pressing buttons).
-Fixed and improved the function for calculating commission and swap for INFO,CLP.
-Changed the tooltip for lots when enabling the DynamicLotStopLoss || DynamicLotAuto options.
-Added new parameter Show_Future_Line - show the lines and description of the future trade.
This function displays the stop loss / take profit lines of the future trade on the chart, statement in points, price and current profit/loss.
It also displays the position opening line with indication of the lot. If you set the lot to be calculated based on stop loss/deposit in the settings, the EA will display the calculated lot.
-TrailingStop now calculates and considers the commission when trailing the position.
-Fixed display of the cumulative position type in the Info tab.
-Added the value of tick for 1 lot and for cumulative lot of the opened positions to the TickValue line.
-Added the Commission line for displaying the current commission of the open deals.
-Added parameter Use_Lots_in_CLP_Points for working with the CLP tab - true - the EA will also consider the lot of those positions during calculation of profit points. This option can be useful in trading on a hedging account with different lots.
opened 2 SELL positions on EURUSD
SELL 0.01 with profit of 20 and 0.2 USD
SELL 0.02 with loss of -12 points -0.24 USD
-If Use_Lots_in_CLP_Points = false the EA will calculate the "net" points.
In this case, the Profit will be: -0.04 USD or 8 points.
As we can see, the position gained profit in points, but it is a loss in USD.
-If Use_Lots_in_CLP_Points = true the EA will calculate points with consideration of lots.
In this case, the profit will be: -0.04 USD or -4 points.
If calculation of profit is in points and the "Include lots in profit calculation" is enabled,
the EA will find the minimum lot of the provided positions and calculate the Points on that basis.
Minimum position 0.01, 1 "net" point = 1 point,
If a position is opened with a lot of 0.02, then 1 net point = 2 points with consideration of the lot.
If a position is opened with a lot of 0.05, then 1 net point = 5 points with consideration of the lot.
-Added checking of the input values for closing profit or loss:
If the specified profit is lower than the current - system generates a warning and disabled the closure mode.
If the specified loss is greater than the current - system generates a warning and disabled the closure mode.
If set to 0 and user attempts to enable closure - system generates an error.
-Added the AutoCorrect_LevelCLP parameter:
Only negative values can now be entered to the loss field. If user enters +10, the system automatically converts it to -10.
Only positive values can now be entered to the profit field. If user enters -10, the system automatically converts it to +10.
Only a positive value can be entered in the CLP_TralOptions, otherwise the EA generates an error.
-Added the SEPARATE Orders option to the CLP panel for separate calculation and deletion of each position.
"Virtual Stop Loss and Take Profit" mode.
For example, if you set closure by loss to $ -5 and closure by profit to 100 points, each trade will be closed separately by a loss of $ -5 or by profit of 100 points.
-Added the Separate BUYSELL option to the CLP panel, which allows to calculate a close positions by the net profit or loss separately for BUY and for SELL.
-Revised and improved the MAGIC TARGET button.
-When enabled and line is moved, the type of the future position and lot of the future position is displayed.
-When pressing Place, the EA checks the correctness of level placement, and if the levels are specified incorrectly, yjr EA cancels the order placement and points at the incorrect data.
-Added parameter MAGIC_FONTSIZE = size of text on the chart.
-Added check for the "Distance" field, if Distance ==0, the EA cancels the order placement.
-When using the MAGIC TARGET, the Grid and Distance fields can now be modified.
For example, if the tick size is 5 points on WING17 symbol, then all stop losses and take profits are normalized.
For example, the contract price is 58840 and when calculating the automated stop loss 1211 points, the final stop loss is normalized up to 1210 points.
Fixed the error in the CLP panel - the CLP_TralOptions parameter
Without rounding - place stop orders without rounding
To 1 digit - rounding to 1 digit. For example, if Stoploss= 1.23456, the trade will be opened with a stop loss of 1.23450
To 2 digits - rounding to 2 digits. For example, if Stoploss= 1.23456, the trade will be opened with a stop loss of 1.23400
All variables and data changes made in the panel are now saved when the terminal is restarted.
If you turn off the terminal and turn it on again - all the parameters will be re-loaded from the global variables.
Added the TrailingProfit function to the CLP tab:
Trailing Stop at Closing.
A new function for trailing profits has been implemented on user demand. In this case, the profit is fixed with some correction. As soon as the profit reaches the specified value, the Expert Advisor saves the current profit level and starts trailing the profit.
If you made settings for closing at the profit of 10 dollars:
Profit $ - positive closing.
Profit $ - value of positive closing.
TrailingProfit- distance from Profit $, which, when reached, triggers trailing of profit.
If Profit $ is set to 10 and TrailingProfit is set to 5 the Trailing Stop will be set at 5 dollars. The Trailing Stop will come into play when the Expert Advisor passes the 10 dollar line and start moving following the profit. The Journal will show entries about the current profit status.
When the total profit falls below the last fixed level, TrailingProfit, the Expert Advisor will perform forced closing of all position.
The function works for all closure types: Every symbol, Current symbol, Separate BUY and SELL direction, Each order separately.
REVERSE button: operation algorithm changed.
Once pressed: first the current position is closed, then the same position is opened with the same lot.
example: Step TrailingStop = 1 then every 1 point position will be modified.
example: Step_TrailingStop = 25, then every 25 points position will be modified.
Revised the system of signals for the Signals panel.
This tab shows the trend for the TF and indicator. Previously, signals were indicated after their activation. Now, the current trend is displayed.
Added signals trend by indicators BUY SELL in percentage on tab Signals
Added the ability to hide from the tab Signals individual indicators and the TF for calculating percentages:
Signals_M1 = true;
Signals_M5 = true;
Signals_M15 = true;
Signals_M30 = true;
Signals_H1 = true;
Signals_H4 = true;
Signals_D1 = true;
Signals_W1 = true;
Signals_BARS = true;
Signals_MA = true;
Signals_MACD = true;
Signals_Stoch = true;
Signals_RSI = true;
Signals_CCI = true;
Signals_WPR = true;
Signals_BB = true;
Signals_ICH = true;
Signals_ALI = true;
Added the ability to display the alert on the screen when using the Tab Signals (Note: Tab Signals must be active.)
If Signals_Alert_After_Percent = 50, then if the selected TF and indicators BUY or SELL to be higher than 50% VIRTUALTRADEPAD show Alert
If the priceline is higher than the current price - buystop is set
If the priceline is lower than the current price - sellstop is set
New color options:
color MAGIC_ORDER - Color of the price line for MAGICTARGET;
color MAGIC_STOPLOSS - Color of the Stop Loss Line for MAGICTARGET;
color MAGIC_TAKEPROFIT - Color of the Take Profit Line for MAGICTARGET;
I am glad to present you a new function for trading via my panel in one click — MAGIC TARGET.
MAGIC TARGET is a functional button, a control element of the Orders tab. It is designed for the fast setting of a pending or a market order in the МТ4 and МТ5 platforms.
MAGIC TARGET button automatically defines a placed order type quickly and reliably.
Added parameters for setting a lot by an auto lot from a deposit and a stop loss
extern bool DynamicLotStopLoss=false; // Autolot from StopLoss
extern bool DynamicLotAuto=false; // Autolot from Deposit
Added step parameters for increasing and decreasing the settings (stop loss, take profit, lots, distance)
extern double Step_Lots=0.01;
input int Step_StopLoss=1;
input int Step_TakeProfit=1;
input int Step_Distance=1;
If the button is enabled and a user makes incorrect changes in the settings, the button is disabled and the error is returned to the user.
Suppose that you want to close positions when the loss reaches 2 dollars. However, your current loss is -3 dollars. This means that you knowingly set closing at the loss level lower than the current one, so the system should close the trades immediately. In this version, the system returns an error and asks you to specify another value.
If you have the current loss of -5 dollars, you can only specify values that are less than -5.
If your current profit is 10 dollars, and you set 5 dollars, the system returns an error. You can set the closing by profit only above the current profit, for example, 11 dollars.
- 0: ORDER_TIME_GTC
- 1: ORDER_TIME_DAY
- 2: ORDER_TIME_SPECIFIED_DAY
1. BUY STOP LIMIT - this type is the combination of the first two types, being a stop order to place a Buy Limit order. As soon as the future Ask price reaches the stop level specified in the order (Price field), a Buy Limit order will be placed at the level specified in Stop Limit Price field. A stop level is set above the current Ask price, while Stop Limit price is set below the stop level. Distance field is used as a distance between an order and a stop limit - after setting an order, you can modify the prices with a mouse on the chart the order is placed at.
2. SELL STOP LIMIT - this type is a stop order for placing Sell Limit. As soon as the future Bid price reaches the stop level specified in the order (Price field), a Sell Limit order will be placed at the level specified in Stop Limit Price field. A stop level is set below the current Bid price, while Stop Limit price is set above the stop level. Distance field is used as a distance between an order and a stop limit - after setting an order, you can modify the prices with a mouse on the chart the order is placed at.
This fill policy means that an order can be executed only with the specified volume. If the required volume for a given financial instrument is currently unavailable in the market, the order will not be executed. The required volume can be filled using several offers currently available in the market.
This means that a trade will be executed with the maximum volume available in the market within the value indicated in the order. In case entire order volume is not available in the market at the moment, a partial fulfillment is possible, but any portion that cannot be filled immediately is canceled.
This fill policy is used for market, Limit and Stop Limit orders and only in the Market Execution and Exchange Execution modes. In case of partial filling a market or Limit order with remaining volume is not canceled but processed further.
When a Stop Limit order triggers, a relevant Limit order will be placed with the Return fill policy.
- Added new tabs INFO and Close if Profit or Loss .
- Added check for errors.
- Added logging of all event and errors (in case there are) of the panel.
- Added highlighting of active tabs.
New tab INFO shows the information about the symbol: brief information about the current trade symbol, the current profit in dollars, pips and percentage as well as the profit for the current day, previous day, weekly, monthly and the total profit for the entire history.
New tab Close if Profit or Loss allows closing positions by a symbol/all symbols in case the total profit/loss reaches a value specified in dollars, pips or percentage.