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Fixed position for text on a chart

Hi!

I have a question

Is there a way to fix a textposition for example on the top right on a chart (no matter of zoomlevel)?

In manuals I find only a way to set position to a position depend of the price. But in this case, when I zoom or scroll the chart, the text goes away....

But I want always see (for example) the number of open trades and the netto profit in the top right in the chartwindow. No matter of scroll right or left or zoom.
In MT4 I can do this. But in MultiCharts?

Thank you for help!

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My MC trial ended, but in Tradestation there is an indicator called Text_Float, and a similar function that it calls. You basically create a text object, then call the funcion on each tick/bar to update its location.

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Thank you, aslan,
actually I use Text_float, but the position depends on the price...

I want to fix position, for example: 5 pixels left from right corner etc...

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You have to attach the text to price/time. The price part can be worked around with the floating function. The time portion (to get to the right edge) can only be moved so far. You can use a time value of MinutesToTime(TimeToMinutes(time+1)) to push it one bar into the future, but that is as far as you can go. The horizontal alignment of the text object can also be used to push it as far right as it can go. To my knowledge, that is the best you can do.

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You can use the built in functions GetAppInfo to tell you the min/max x-axis value.

 
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Text_SetLocation(mytextiddatetimeGetAppInfo(aiHighestDispValue) - (10 MinMove/PriceScale)); 

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From the TS support site:

 
Code
                            

{================================================= ==================== 
    
NAME:      text_FloatLocation 
     
    TYPE
:    Function 
    
AUTHOR:    Bill Conley (AKA Kahuna
     
    
OUTPUT
            
Similar to the TS text_Float function except does not use 
            
the "Date[TextBarsBack]" construct for horizontal spacing
            
The code used (borrowed from text_SetVertLocationdoes a better 
            job of locating text a consistent distance from the last bar 
            on tick 
and volume charts where bars may share the same time
 
    
COMMENTS
            
None
 
    
RELEASE NOTES
            
1.0        10/08/09    Initial Version 
 
== Inputs Variables =================================================} 
 
inputs
    
TxtIDNumericSimple ),    // ID of Text Object to be relocated 
     
VertPctNumericSimple)    // Verticle Pct of Chart for Location 

 
vars
    
ValidTextID(false), 
    
RightDateTime(0) , 
    
HighestDispValue(0) , 
    
LowestDispValue(0) , 
    
TextDispValue(0

 
{== 
Calculations ================================================== ====} 
 
    if 
LastBarOnChart then begin 
        ValidTextID 
Text_Exist(TxtID); 
        if 
ValidTextID then    begin 
            RightDateTime 
GetAppInfo(aiRightDispDateTime); 
            
HighestDispValue GetAppInfo(aiHighestDispValue); 
            
LowestDispValue GetAppInfo(aiLowestDispValue); 
            
TextDispValue LowestDispValue 0.01 VertPct * (HighestDispValue LowestDispValue) ; 
            
Text_SetLocation(TxtIDJulianToDate(IntPortion(RightDateTime)),  
                
MinutesToTime(FracPortion(RightDateTime) * 60 24), TextDispValue);  
            
Text_SetStyle(TxtID11) ; // Left & Above  
        
end  
        
else  
            
RaiseRunTimeError("TextID does not exist."); 
    
end 
 
{== 
Returns ================================================== =========} 
 
    
text_FloatLocation 1
This code was submitted as part of a bar countdown timer. Neat stuff, but I only needed this function and I thought I would pass it along.

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