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Added topic Question on good programming practices re: PositionSelectByTicket()
Hello, Quick question on good programming practices. I have a trade entry manager EA which, after the users clicks to buy/sell then tries to immediately select the ticket number (which was captured during the market order entry process). Sometimes
Added topic Workable but nagging issue w/CDialog -- mouse events and drags flow through to the chart
I got my big issues with CDialog worked out thanks to Manuel Alejandro Cercos Perez -- appreciate the suggestion Manuel! A nagging issue is that when I click on a button on the dialog, if I move the mouse at all while clicking, it scrolls
Added topic Desperately seeking help on a CDialog problem -- mostly runs fine, but periodically becomes unusable
I have 30-40 hours studying and partially resolving this problem through ways that are not solving the problem, but trying to avoid it and/or reset it, with moderate but not complete success. Anyone with experience dealing with nuances of instances
Added topic Making CPanel solution more pretty
Hello, I've worked through issues I was having with behavior of a subclass of CPanel used in a custom indicator of mine. My primary remaining issue was maintaining the maximized/minimized state of the panel when changing timeframes. I solved this
Added topic Challenges implementing MT5 published example code for CPanelDialog example
Hello, I've reviewed and begun testing the code and suggestions in this article: https://www.mql5.com/en/articles/345 I'm using the panel with an indicator, exactly as the sample code. Before I try to expand upon this example for my own
Added topic Problem with background objects interfering with OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL display
Hello, Somethings seems buggy with an OBJ_RECTANGLE_LABEL. I have the same problem whether the object is drawn manually in the trade station or created programmatically in an indicator. A background object from another indicator is causing the
Added topic Trouble with SQL Database query results.
Hello, I'm starting to work with Databases and I'm getting more records in a query in MQL than if I paste the exact same query in the database interface. I literally paste the SELECT statement from my MQL code into the database query interface.
Added topic Is it possible for an indicator to know if it was dropped on a chart vs. created by iCustom() from another indicator?
Hello all, I have an indicator #1 that uses iCustom() to call another indicator #2. Indicator #2 as part of its operation puts labels on the chart. I can use ChartIndicatorsGet() within indicator #2 to test if it actually exists on a chart and if
Added topic I wrote a function so an indicator can send one pseudo-tick to chart if the market is closed, any way to improve it?
Hello, This code appears to work great when dropping an indicator on a chart when the market is closed. I've prevented recursive calls with a static variable. Hoping an expert might be willing to evaluate this code for: - Internal terminal
Added topic iCustom() working last night, no code changes and is failing this morning -- Anyone know of weird environment situation that can happen?
Hello, Weird deal. Went to bed last night after working on a program. It uses and iCustom() call which was working successsfully. In the OnCalculate() the BarsCalculated() returned a value, and CopyBuffer() was getting values. Woke up
Added topic Is it possible for a script to determine what input values are currently being used by an indicator on the same chart?
UPDATE: Solved. See solution below. Hello, I'm wondering if it is possible for a script to discover what input parameter values are currently being used by an indicator on a chart. Here is the most concise example I can provide, with the
Added topic Getting date of a bar from history (not from indicator data that is not-yet loaded) Alternative to iTime() (which requires data loaded)
----- will CopyTime() do this? Looks like it also requires data loaded in the indicator. ----- so I'm looking for the equivalent of this but for a specific bar and return a date instead of a bar number. SeriesInfoInteger ( _Symbol , _Period
Added topic Can't access properties of CObject s stored in global CArrayObj array
UPDATE: Clearly I was overthinking this. I just created a straight array of CStatuses, figured out how to avoid memory leaks, and I'm good. Still have a lot of reading up to do on CList usage and understanding proper use of
Added topic Basic OOP questions re: CList and CObject
UPDATE: I FIGURED IT OUT -- so please don't spend time analyzing the code. Thank you! I posted my solutions below as replies (to myself LOL...) Hello and thanks again for all the previous help! I'm trying to get a basic
Added topic Defined constant not evaluating properly in if statement ....
Hello, I'm having a hard time understanding why a defined constant is not evaluating properly in an if(). In the debugger, I don't understand how it is possible I could be positioned on this line of code, given the following print statement and the
Added topic Custom indicator in strategy tester w/visualization loads history but tick by tick doesn't update values
Hello, I'm sure this is basic -- can anyone direct me to some information (or the basic solution) as to why a custom indicator which works on the charts does not update tick by tick in the strategy tester ? When the visualization loads, the
Added topic need help with compiling error: parameter conversion not allowed
Hello, I'm stuck on a compiling error. Maybe something stupid but I can't see it or understand it. Help greatly appreciated. I've tried to only include relevant code to make this as easy as possible. The problem is calling a function I've
Added topic inconsistent "unexpected token" error when compiling indicator
Hello, I have a situation I'm stuck on. The defined constants compile in the else block, but fail to compile in the for block, generating an "unexpected token" error. If I change the constants in the for block to literal 1 or 2, then the
Added topic Apparent BUG in strategy tester MT5 identified: Profit/Loss 100 times larger than it should be.
Suddenly my strategy testing on BTCUSD and ETHUSD were trading the profit/loss at 100x what they should have been based on the actual lots traded in the history. For example, trading .01 lots was posting profit/loss at the 1.0 lot level, and trading
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