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Shifting an indicator plot?

I am trying to figure out how to shift the plot of an indicator that plots as a part of a strategy in NT. Basically I just want to plot the value of the indicator for the previous bar at the current bar. It seems like this should be easy to do, but I guess I am just lost at trying to make it happen.

Basically there is a portion of my strategy that compares whether the current bar crosses above the MAX indicator from the previous bar. This isn't really an issue as far as the strategy goes, but I would also like the indicator to visually plot on the chart in this offset location.

Ideally, I would simply like to plot something like "MAX(10)[1]," but I know this doesn't really work in this simple manner. Would I have to use something like ZOrder? I have looked for information on how to use ZOrder, but the NT help guide is pretty useless when it comes to this.

I hope this is some simple "do this one thing, you idiot" sort of task, and not something that involves trying to modify indicators or anything.



Thanks for the help,
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I think there should be various ways of achieving it.

You could try

 
Code
protected void Initialize()
{
     ........
     Add(StrategyPlot(0));
     .......
}

protected void OnStartUp()
{
     ........
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].PlotStyle = PlotStyle.Hash;
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].Pen.Color = myColor;
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].Pen.Width = 2;
     // or whatever you like   
     .......
}

protected void OnBarUpDate()
{
     ........
		
     if (CurrentBar) < 1
               return;
     StrategyPlot(0). Value.Set(MAX(Input,10)[1]);
     .......
}

ZOrder has nothing to do with the question. ZOrder just allows to control whether the plot will appear as the top layer (in front of the candles) or as the bottom layer (behind the candles).

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I think there should be various ways of achieving it.

You could try

 
Code
protected void Initialize()
{
     ........
     Add(StrategyPlot(0));
     .......
}

protected void OnStartUp()
{
     ........
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].PlotStyle = PlotStyle.Hash;
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].Pen.Color = myColor;
				StrategyPlot(0).Plots[0].Pen.Width = 2;
     // or whatever you like   
     .......
}

protected void OnBarUpDate()
{
     ........
		
     if (CurrentBar) < 1
               return;
     StrategyPlot(0). Value.Set(MAX(Input,10)[1]);
     .......
}

ZOrder has nothing to do with the question. ZOrder just allows to control whether the plot will appear as the top layer (in front of the candles) or as the bottom layer (behind the candles).


Thanks,

With this, am I creating an indicator known as "StrategyPlot" and then initializing it within my working strategy, or am I doing all of this within the strategy itself?


I appreciate the help, and sorry for the dumb questions. I'm still learning!
jordis

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Thanks,

With this, am I creating an indicator known as "StrategyPlot" and then initializing it within my working strategy, or am I doing all of this within the strategy itself?


I appreciate the help, and sorry for the dumb questions. I'm still learning!
jordis

There are no dumb questions! This is not easy and the forum has been created to allow us to share our knowledge.

The code can be simply inserted into your strategy. This will create a strategy plot that will show on your chart, when the strategy has been activated.

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