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How would you change MultiCharts 7?

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from the top of my head:
  • Heikin-Ashi Range charts
  • Better Renko like Charts
  • Volume break down like Investor/RT
  • cumulatative delta volume indicators like Investor/RT
  • in general: volume studies like Investor/RT
  • Market Profile
  • in the order and position window the _realized_ PnL should be shown as well
  • TradeStation 9 compatibility
  • more on the bug side (either in MC or in my setup): if I trade the ESH2 in the DOM using IB and chart @ES# from IQFeed I do not see my orders on the chart
  • possibility to group indicators and studies (hierarchical). a flat list is confusing..

and

Profile indicator like Investor/RT

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MultiCharts is C# behind the scenes, their PowerLanguage EasyLanguage is an interpreter to C#. If you look at FXCM Strategy Trader, it is C# for scripting --- and while FXCM owns that trading platform, it is essentially a MultiCharts fork/OEM.

Hm I thought MultiCharts was primarily C++ based. For example, when making coding errors, you'll get STD::Exception (from the C++ default std library) errors and when compiling a study in the editor, the PowerLanguage Editor calls 'g++.exe' (in C:\Program Files\MultiCharts\make\MinGW\bin), which is an open source C++ (among others) compiler. But MC probably also uses C# and .NET but I'm doubtful if it's primarily C# based (not that it would make any actual difference. , so I'm just rambling here)


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10. A timer that is independent of incoming ticks. Ie EL code that could be fired every 100ms regardless of whether ticks had come in. I was trying to do some code that exited 15 seconds prior to a 5min bar close on the AUS/USD pair. Ie place a Market exit order before the close of the bar. Sometimes it was this bar sometimes the next 5min bar.
You would thing that this pair had enough turnover to do this but no.

Hm, if I understand you completely, why won't that work with ReCalcLastBarAfter(x)?

I haven't tested this code on real-time data, but I'd try to solve that problem as following:

 
Code
Variables:
    barTimeNextBar(0),
    exitTimePosition(0);
    
[IntraBarOrderGeneration = TRUE]

if (MarketPosition(0) <> 0) then begin

    // Calculate the closing time of the next bar (i.e. add 5 minutes to current bar)    
    if (BarStatus(1) = 2) then begin
        barTimeNextBar = (ELTimeToDateTime_s(Time_s) + ElTimeToDateTime(5));
        
        // Calculate the time that the position needs to be closed, which is 
        //        one minute before the closing time of the next bar
        exitTimePosition    = barTimeNextBar - ELTimeToDateTime(1);
    end;

    // Exit position 
    if (ELTimeToDateTime_s(CurrentTime_s) >= exitTimePosition)) then begin
    
        if (MarketPosition(0) = 1) then
            Sell ("Time XL") all contracts next bar at market;    //i.e. next tick since IOG = True
            
        if (MarketPosition(0) = -1) then
            BuyToCover ("Time XS") all contracts next bar at market;
    
    end;

    // Recalc after 0.1 seconds
    RecalcLastBarAfter(0.1);
end;


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link charts to share drawing tools


When using a multi charts / multiple time frame workspace setup it would have been great to have the option to choose in Format setup properties to apply drawing tools to all linked charts with same instrument in a workspace. This would reduce workload considerabely.

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Hm I thought MultiCharts was primarily C++ based. For example, when making coding errors, you'll get STD::Exception (from the C++ default std library) errors and when compiling a study in the editor, the PowerLanguage Editor calls 'g++.exe' (in C:\Program Files\MultiCharts\make\MinGW\bin), which is an open source C++ (among others) compiler. But MC probably also uses C# and .NET but I'm doubtful if it's primarily C# based (not that it would make any actual difference. , so I'm just rambling here)

You are probably right and me wrong. I didn't look as close as you I am not sure if Stan or Dennis would confirm one way or another.

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In addition to all the excellent points above, I would like:
  1. the ability to collapse/expand sections of code similar to Ninja. This would be especially useful for writing large strategies or indicators.
  2. Shading between two lines (e.g. between two Moving Averages)

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I would like to see the following:

- Ability to replay all the charts in platform (globally as needed or worst case - for a single instrument). At present this is only supported for minute based charts. Would like to see this for tick charts as well.

- Ability to stay in the queue for second target order without cancelling and re-enter ( there is no work around at present)

PM request - MultiCharts Project Management - Issue MC-454 - Automated Strategy always submits multiple orders as OCO orders - compared to DOM

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+1,000,000 from me on this one



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When using a multi charts / multiple time frame workspace setup it would have been great to have the option to choose in Format setup properties to apply drawing tools to all linked charts with same instrument in a workspace. This would reduce workload considerabely.


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1. ability to drag the charts
2. Renkos with wicks
3. CUSTOMIZABLE keyboard shortcuts.
4. delta that works correctly
5. linking drawings would be HUGE as well.


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When is the 64Bit going to be released?



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1. ability to drag the charts
2. Renkos with wicks
3. CUSTOMIZABLE keyboard shortcuts.
4. delta that works correctly
5. linking drawings would be HUGE as well.

As i ahve noted in another forum i am testing the 64 bit and i must say the improvement in speed/memory handling is a huge step forward. I think everyone here will be very happy with it.

I really notice the difference (not only in backtesting) but in how fast my daily chart load as i cycle through instruments....night and day faster.


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I dont know but I begged to be in the beta test and that is how i have it. ITS AWESOME.




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When is the 64Bit going to be released?


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