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Best way to start learning ninjatrader programming

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this is the truth about programming .... there is a difference between coding an indicator or adapt some strategies. This is coding for fun, not programming but it will come.

you must not learn 10 languages​​, you must understand only one language properly. then you can apply it to all other languages​​.

understand object orientation and practice procedural.

if (good approach)
then( migrate strategies and indicators from mt4 to c #);

Thanks for the link to the article. We live in a culture that is intent on "instant results" .

I definitely wouldn't call myself a "programmer" after finishing my course (there is always more to learn) and definitely don't have 10,000 hours or 10 years to devote to learning to "code" prototypes for testing in any of the "languages" common to trading platforms. I've gone as far as I can on my own and need to learn syntax and structure in "coding" .

I'm not trying to create a desktop replacement to TradeStation or NinjaTrader. LOL.

Most of what I've seen coded in EL or C# doesn't take very much time( if you know what your doing) but it you don't understand the syntax of what your trying to create its a non-starter from the beginning.

I guess a good analogy would be the guy who takes a first aid class wouldn't dare claim to be a doctor.

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ninja programming

can someone point me to the NT programming/script manual



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can someone point me to the NT programming/script manual



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thanks for all the references, i have a couple of indicators to translate from easylanguage!


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I am not a programmer , but I have written a lot of indicators for my own use. I learned by finding an indicator that did something similar to what I wanted to do and then made changes (hacked on) to the code. I didn't know how to write programs in "C" so I bought a book, Idiot's Guide to C. I would read the existing code then look the phrases up in the book to see what they did and the proper syntax. There are also online courses in writing programs in "C", however they generally are not geared toward teaching you to build indicators in Ninja Trader.

No it won't happen overnight. But if you start small and work diligently, you will eventually be able to write code at some level. This is a good place to get help. BUT please be considerate of the programmers time. It's easier to get help when they can see you are making a effort to learn and not asking for 50 additional changes you thought up after you told them what you wanted.

Just my 2 cents worth...

Could you tell me what you used to decompile the indicator code?


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I am sure he meant the open source code and "hacked on to the code" had nothing to do with decompiling code or bypassing a protection.


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Could you tell me what you used to decompile the indicator code?


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Hello @Fat Tails

Can you point out about the book you used to learn C#... thank you!!


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Started a couple of years ago with little experience....

(1) Buy yourself a course in C# and work through it. Mine was not a thick book, but about 300 pages with 16 chapters. I then installed Microsoft Visual C# Express Edition and SharpDevelop (both are free) to code the simple examples that came as exercises with the book.

(2) Get your self a print-out of the NT Help File.

(3) Have a look at all simple indicators that come with NinjaTrader. Then try modifying them, start with smaller changes.

(4) Just do it.

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Hello @Fat Tails

Can you point out about the book you used to learn C#... thank you!!


The book was published about 12 years ago and it has never been translated into English ....

You should better look for another one.

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