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I have a generic question for you.

We all know NT's C# abilities make it very open and powerful. But, can you tell me specifically how your trading is benefiting from all your work in Visual Studio? I believe its a fundamental type question, how you perceive the markets and your ability to make money in them.

Mike

That is a difficult and personal question, and OT for this thread so I'll answer more in bullet points if that is OK.

- NT is C# and open and powerful. But NT and/or C# might not be the best solution for my long-term needs. I am therefore (slowly) trying to seperate my trade execution ideas from any particular platform.
- Visual Studio is an IDE for Windows. Like it or not Windows is the dominant app in middle office and back office, and competes with C++/Java on linux for front office. If you code, you need an IDE.

So how does it help my trading? I need to put some filters on here for compliance reasons, so take this with a grain of salt.

Learning this stuff keeps me employed/makes me employable. I love the capital markets, and I love technology. It wasn't that long ago when the guy who had the pigeon beat the guy who had the horse rider. Now its WinForms vs. WPF vs. C++ using some Nokia GUI vs. whatever.

My personal account trading is low risk/low return, with a target of 800 basis points above the risk free rate PA. Its what works for me. I have yet to find a better way, but I do work on it every day. Otherwise, I need to work and get paid for it to feed the kids. I market my abilities as someone who uses technology in the capital markets. I missed the Pit trading generation, we are at the end of the Click trading generation (IMHO), so moving forward one needs a holistic approach.

I make some money in the markets through trading (home), and some through helping the less technical make money (job). I live to learn. Every day.

Not sure if that answers your question...

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I have not touched WPF yet but it seems the next step...

WPF is a whole new animal. You generally do not mix WPF and non-WPF code. NT is obviously not WPF, but if it was rewritten from scratch, it may be done as a WPF app.

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WPF is a whole new animal. You generally do not mix WPF and non-WPF code. NT is obviously not WPF, but if it was rewritten from scratch, it may be done as a WPF app.


You can hold WPF controls in WinForms. So you can mix both - WinForms and WPF.

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Yes, you can mix a bit, but that does not mean you have a WPF app. Kind of like saying your Fiesta is a Ferrari because you added a hood emblem :-)

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Yes, you can mix a bit, but that does not mean you have a WPF app. Kind of like saying your Fiesta is a Ferrari because you added a hood emblem :-)

Heh. I'm using that at our next developers meeting.

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wow amazing post(s)... VS is much better than Ninja's editor especially for the newbie (i spent way too much time fixing variable errors or brackets when I first started and the editor in Ninja doesnt tell you what is wrong half the time)

just a side not, if you already have indicators (or strategies) you need to import them into your solution explorer so that they will be referenced (Solution Explorer : Indicators --> R Click --> Add Existing Item --> your indicator ... the solution built with ninja only imports indicators with an '@' in front..

also I am using VS Express and its working fine so far

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hi MXASJ, I tried your method to use VS2010 for editing ninja script. it rocks! Thanks a lot

the intellisense and snippet work very well and it does speed up my coding, especially when I am a newbie to ninja trader and ninja script (and bigmiketrading as well).

Will update you guys update about my progress here

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Thanks for posting this, it has been extremely helpful!!

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Creating a Windows Form for NT7 with VS

I haven't tried yet, but can't get my thoughts around it. I would like to create a tool for NT7, as an example, a DOM window of my own design. What would be my approach on plugging it into NT7? For instance, say I wanted to add a link in a "right click menu" or in the "top menu" to pull up this DOM. Where would I do so? Just a brief overview would suffice if someone would be so kind.

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Hi there...

at first an Addition:
If you use the x64 Version of NT, you have to navigate into the "\NinjaTrader 7\bin64" Folder.

Second a Question - MXASJ suggest, to use the "Add as link" - Option when import Strategies or even Indicators:

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Add the Strategies you want to edit by right clicking on the Strategy folder in Solution Explorer, and Add > Existing Item. Navigate to Documents > Ninja Trader 7 > bin > Custom > Strategy and pick a Strategy and use the "Add as link" option in the Add button.

I am not shure about this. The VS-Project is located in the original NT - Folder, therefore it seems logical to me to use the normal ADD Option instead of the "Add as link" Option. Perhaps in this case both Options are the same?

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