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Hi all. I've recently completed my first usable custom indicator with NT7. I now want to connect this to a strategy, mostly so I can easily back test the success rate of the indicator. The indicator currently draws a vertical green line to show when buy criteria are met, and a vertical red line when sell criteria are met. Using the following code:

DrawVerticalLine("GoingShort "+ CurrentBar, 0, Color.Red);

When I attempt to implement this into a strategy it doesn't notice the vertical lines exist. Based on experience what is the best way to augment the code so that it will also send a usable buy signal to a strategy?

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Hi all. I've recently completed my first usable custom indicator with NT7. I now want to connect this to a strategy, mostly so I can easily back test the success rate of the indicator. The indicator currently draws a vertical green line to show when buy criteria are met, and a vertical red line when sell criteria are met. Using the following code:

DrawVerticalLine("GoingShort "+ CurrentBar, 0, Color.Red);

When I attempt to implement this into a strategy it doesn't notice the vertical lines exist. Based on experience what is the best way to augment the code so that it will also send a usable buy signal to a strategy?

One way is to set a public boolean in your indicator at the time it draws the vertical line which your strategy would then use to know when to place the appropriate buy or sell order.

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One way is to set a public boolean in your indicator at the time it draws the vertical line which your strategy would then use to know when to place the appropriate buy or sell order.

I use the same thing as trendwaves except I use an int, and have it set to 0 when it's neutral, then when it gets a buy I set it to a 1 and when it gets a sell signal I set it to a -1.

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