A CandleStick in a bar with the same Open and Closing price has no body. The candle's outline top/bottom identifies the Opening and Closing price. If the candle outline color is Transparent the bar will not show the Opening and Closing price. If all trades were at the same price there would be no Wick and the bar would be blank.
This Indicator provides a Hash line when Open == Close.
Middle CandleStickDoji: Chart Style = CandleStickDoji (Notice how our eyes perceive the red and green as brighter without the Black Outline)
Bottom CandleStickDoji on Black Background:
Chart Style = CandleStickDoji , Candle wick = WhiteSmoke ,
Chart Property Background = Black and All marking that were Black = WhiteSmoke. (My favorite. Looks even better without the glare from the two above.
Much less eye strain when viewed for long periods.
And, best when combined with Black Windows desktop background.)
Will update my DrawCandleClose posts with information about CandleStickDoji
You can see how Chart Style CandleStickDoji.cs works by comparing to @ CandleStyle.cs in NT8 Bin\Custom\ChartStyles folder.
I use free WinMerge to compare files WinMerge .
Last edited by JimWalker; October 23rd, 2015 at 10:47 AM.
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Have developed fixes for both NT8 and NT7 for Tracking ID # SFT-818 - Missing Doji when CandleStick Outline Transparent.
Fix Description: Have the standard \Documents\NinjaTrader 8\bin\Custom\ChartStyles\@CandleStyle.cs always draw the Doji Close line with the Wick Color instead of the Outline Color. Note that NT7 had logic to draw a Black Close line, if the Outline color was Transparent and the Background color was White. This logic has been removed in NT8, so the problem appears in NT8 regardless of Background color.
These fixes eliminate the inefficiency of having an Indicator check every CandleStick bar close for Open==Close and overwrite the already drawn Transparent Close line.
Applying this fix in no way changes the appearance of CandleSticks that have bodies. This can be verified with the examples provided.
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