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normal ninjatrader up/down bars without outline

Is there a way to get an indicator to paint bars with the same formula as the standard NT candlestick bars but without the outline? I mean have the outline match the bar color?

Please see the following screenshot?

I like the bars coloring shown in the left panel but I want to try to match the formula for the standard up and down bars in the right panel.


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Hey Todd,
Long time - hope it's going well...

If you have a paint bars section in the User Interface (UI), set the barOutlineColor to Transparent.
If you don't have that in the UI, you could comment out the lines of code that look like this:

CandleOutlineColor = BarColorOutline;
CandleOutlineColor = Color.DimGray;
just place "//" (without the " marks) in front of "CandleOutlineColor ..." then save and recompile.



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Hey Kirk,

I hope all is well with you also.

When I changed the pairt bar outline color to "transparent" in the properties section of the chart, it made the outline invisible...

I do want to see the wicks on the candles, I just want those wicks to match the color of the bars (as shown in the screenshot).

Do you know how to accomplish this?


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CandleOutlineColor = BarColor;

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Try this . It paints the tails and wicks the same color . If you want to change the colors just pop open the code and change them and recompile .

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Indicator to create paint bars

Hi Todd,

this is an indicator that plots different colors on Upclose, Downclose and Doji Bars and also allows you to select the colors of the CandleOutlines for these bars. I have serialized the colors, so you can choose them via indicator dialogue.

You can use this as a model for all sorts of paint bars that you want to create, you would just have to modify the conditions within the code to suit your needs.

Below attached some examples, of how you could color your bars....

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This work for all bars:

Bars.BarsData.ChartStyle.DownColor = Color.Transparent;
Bars.BarsData.ChartStyle.UpColor = Color.Transparent;

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