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How to Color a Single Bar in NT7?

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How to Color a Single Bar in NT7?

How to Color a Single Bar in NT7. I would like to color a single bar using BarColor similar to drawing arrows. But when I use the following:

BarColor = Color.Chartreuse;
CandleOutlineColor = Color.Chartreuse;

after my conditions all bars are painted the same. How do I limit painting only to a single bar? I like to paint the bar instead of using arrows or other objects.

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How to Color a Single Bar in NT7. I would like to color a single bar using BarColor similar to drawing arrows. But when I use the following:

BarColor = Color.Chartreuse;
CandleOutlineColor = Color.Chartreuse;

after my conditions all bars are painted the same. How do I limit painting only to a single bar? I like to paint the bar instead of using arrows or other objects.

Thanks.

Try this. (Copied from Help area inside NT)


Property Value
A color series type object. Accessing this property via an index value [int barsAgo] returns a color structure representing the referenced bar's color.


Syntax
BarColorSeries
BarColorSeries[int barsAgo]


Examples


// Sets the color of the current bar to blue.

BarColorSeries[0] = Color.Blue;



// Sets the color of the previous bar to orange.


BarColorSeries[1] = Color.Orange;


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Thanks a bunch @RJay for your prompt response. I used the following:

BarColorSeries[0] = Color.Blue;

No luck, and I got all the bars in Blue. I must be missing something. Perhaps I can use an existing indicator as an example. Do you know of a similar indicator on futures.io (formerly BMT)?

Thanks again.

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How to Color a Single Bar in NT7. I would like to color a single bar using BarColor similar to drawing arrows. But when I use the following:

BarColor = Color.Chartreuse;
CandleOutlineColor = Color.Chartreuse;

after my conditions all bars are painted the same. How do I limit painting only to a single bar? I like to paint the bar instead of using arrows or other objects.

Thanks.

@aligator

maybe this will help.

I just used the cci as an example. if cci > 0, only the first bar will be colored. the same if cci < 0, only the first bar will be colored.

attached the example indicator for reference.

please keep in mind, there might be better solutions. guess I don't need to tell you, because your programming knowledge is far more superior than mine.

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How to Color a Single Bar in NT7. I would like to color a single bar using BarColor similar to drawing arrows. But when I use the following:

BarColor = Color.Chartreuse;
CandleOutlineColor = Color.Chartreuse;

after my conditions all bars are painted the same. How do I limit painting only to a single bar? I like to paint the bar instead of using arrows or other objects.

Thanks.

See attached example. This should get you what you want.
Note: Calulate on Bar close needs to be set to false.

 
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if (CurrentBar == Count -1)
{
BarColor = Color.Black;
}
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If you wanted to do the current bar and 8 bars back do this:


 
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//Current Bar
if (CurrentBar == Count -1)
{
BarColor = Color.Black;
}
 
// 8 bars back
 
if (CurrentBar == Count -8)
{
BarColor = Color.Blue;
}
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Thanks a bunch @RJay for your prompt response. I used the following:

BarColorSeries[0] = Color.Blue;

No luck, and I got all the bars in Blue. I must be missing something. Perhaps I can use an existing indicator as an example. Do you know of a similar indicator on futures.io (formerly BMT)?

Thanks again.

Just need to specify which bar(s) to color with some specific criteria.

Ex.

if(High[1]>=High[2])if(High[1]>=High[0])BarColorSeries[0] = Color.Orange;

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@aligator

maybe this will help.

I just used the cci as an example. if cci > 0, only the first bar will be colored. the same if cci < 0, only the first bar will be colored.

attached the example indicator for reference.

please keep in mind, there might be better solutions. guess I don't need to tell you, because your programming knowledge is far more superior than mine.

another way of course would be to use the "CrossAbove and CrossBelow" function. that also should only color the trigger bar as well.

used the same example as before and attached the indicator for reference.
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