Calendar2ICS is a utility script that lets you export the events in MetaTrader 5 financial calendar ("Calendar" tab of the Toolbox) to .ics files.
The events there are also known as "Macroeconomic Indicators".
What is ICS File
The .ics file is the iCalendar file, which allows Internet users to send meeting requests and tasks to other Internet users via email or sharing files.
For more information about iCalendar, please visit the iCalendar Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICalendar
Most popular Calendar client software and mobile phones supports .ics files. For example: Microsoft Outlook, Lotus Notes, Mozilla Lightening, etc.
A complete list of iCalendar supported applications: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_applications_with_iCalendar_support
Benefits of Calendar2ICS
The mission of .ics file is to share and transfer events information between different applications or services. By exporting financial events to iCalendar files you may easily view or maintain these events in your favorite applications. For example, Outlook, Google Calendar, etc. The .ics file can be opened directly with Outlook or imported to Calendar applications.
- If you cannot see the "Calendar" tab in the "Toolbox" or the events on the chart, probably it's a choice of your broker.
- Before using the script open all charts related to the economic events you want to export. Then add all events on the chart by clicking "Add All Events" in the context menu of the Calendar tab.
- The exported .ics file is located in [MetaTrader 5 Installation Folder\MQL5\Files\Cal2ICS]. And the file name contains the current date information.