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Adding a 2nd Toolbar on a NT chart?

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Adding a 2nd Toolbar on a NT chart?

My first post to Big Mike's... I'm trying to add a 2nd toolbar to the default NT toolbar on a chart. I've managed to find code that enables me to add buttons on the same default NT toolbar. However, I would like to add a new toolbar just below the default one. I'm sure this is something simple, but I'm just not there yet.



Here is the code that I used to add my buttons to the first toolbar... (perhaps it's just a tweak, or a couple lines of code to get my 2nd toolbar?)

#region Variables

private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip strip = null;
private System.Windows.Forms.Control[] controls = null;
private System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton btnOrderType = null;

protectedoverridevoid OnStartUp()
System.Windows.Forms.Control[] controls = ChartControl.Controls.Find("tsrTool", false);

if (controls.Length > 0)
ToolStripButton btnTemp = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton("temp");
boldFont = new Font("Arial", 8,FontStyle.Bold);
regularFont = new Font("Arial", 8);
btnTemp = null;

strip = (System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip)controls[0];
//BUTTON #1 -- Order Type Button (STPLMT, LIMIT) -------------------
btnOrderType = new System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripButton("btnOrderType");
btnOrderType.Font =regularFont;
btnOrderType.ForeColor = Color.Black;
btnOrderType.Text = "SL";
btnOrderType.Click += btnOrderType_Click;

protectedoverridevoid OnTermination() {
if (buttonsloaded==true)
strip.Items.Remove(btnOrderType); //Button #1
} }

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you have to add the toolstrip in the chartcontrol. like

ToolStrip ts = new ToolStrip();

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you have to add the toolstrip in the chartcontrol. like

ToolStrip ts = new ToolStrip();

Many thanks bukkan!!!

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2nd Ninjatrader toolbar

hi bukkan,

I used your code:
you have to add the toolstrip in the chartcontrol. like

ToolStrip ts = new ToolStrip();

but I cannot remove the strip OnTermination:

I am trying ChartControl.Controls.Remove(ts);
but it creates multiple strips if i run the indicator again. Any ideas? Thanks.


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Code to add buttons means is that new indicator needs to be created or strategy or something else?


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