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Appreciate the thought Mike - have you moved over to MultiCharts now?

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Appreciate the thought Mike - have you moved over to MultiCharts now?

Yuppers.

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Well I am really starting to get into this.
Can't understand most of the msdn site regarding LinearGradientClass so it's all a bit rough at the moment.

However I learnt C# by just using and learning from their examples and the various forums such as this one.
Hopefully I will be able to come up with some interesting designs.

Let me state this won't help you trade but it sucks up the hours whilst I wait for a signal or for a trade to mature.
Stops me trying to be too clever with the trade , if you know what I mean

My first post on this thread was a bit naughty, did not want to offend you, so I apologize.

I also use background coloring, but I try to use it for my trading approach. NinjaTrader will not let me select a gradient, but I can use different colors for the zone overlaps and change the opacity.

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I like it... Thanks mate...

Now my charts look really pretty. .. I can sit here all day .. Thanks again..

Biggz,

I can't seem to get my BackgroundGradient display to cover the axis and panel 2 on my chart (see my attached screenshot below); or that's the way it should be. You seem to have set your default background color to match the Gradient's color. Right ?

Can you share/post your settings or your template ?

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Not sure how to do that.
I tried substituting ChartControl.Canvas.... instead of bounds but got no change.
If I come across a way I will let you know.

I am sure I did this by accident once so it must be doable.

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Yeb.. . All I did was right clicking the chart and changed the backround color in properties....

Attached is the template,, Sharky´s creation... ( Thanks Sharky ) great template.. I love it... 4 Better Renko I feel is perfect setting for 6E .. and using DX along with it,, with same settings.. its awesome...

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I put BackgroundGradient to tests today @ London Open and NY Mid on Crude Oil, see my posts here and here, if you're an Elite.

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Panel 2

I suppose the simple way would be to put the same indicator on each panel.
Alternatively you can color both the price panel and the indicator panels the same colour by using the BackColor property.
(ChartControl.BackColor = Color.Green
But it won't take a brush and I don't yet know how(if?) you can convert the lineargradientbrush to a colour?

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thanks for this intersting indicator.
i love it.

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Charts should talk


Pretty charts can be useful. After all we use them for trading.

Below a chart which uses backcolors and candle colors to convey information. The text explains the meaning of the various colors.


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