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Is it possible to Get graphics/Windows control in SC/ACSIL?

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Is it possible to Get graphics/Windows control in SC/ACSIL?

Hello - Need some help/guidance/clarification dealing with better graphics control in Sierra platform for generic graphics related tasks.

In Ninja - One can have better control over plots using plot(Graphics graphics, Rectangle bounds, double min, double max) etc and can use various brushes etc to draw text/rectangles etc with ease. I am trying to mimic something similar in Sierra but so far stuck with this task.

Has anyone done any work in this space in Sierra? Can any one review this code and suggest any options?

Wondering if anyone has done any work with Windows GDI so that I can convert portion of the code from Ninja to Sierra ( Graphics graphics, Rectangle bounds, double min, double max) -

PS: Have opened a thread in Sierra forum as well -

	if (sc.SetDefaults)
		sc.GraphName = "UseTool";
		sc.StudyDescription = "UseTool";
		sc.GraphRegion = 0;
		sc.FreeDLL = 1;
		sc.AutoLoop = 0; 


	if (sc.UpdateStartIndex == 0)
		sc.NumFillSpaceBars = 20;
		sc.PreserveFillSpace = true;
        static const int UniqueLineNumber = (sc.ChartNumber+sc.StudyGraphInstanceID)*1000;

	s_UseTool Tool;

	Tool.ChartNumber = sc.ChartNumber;
	Tool.Region = sc.GraphRegion;
	Tool.TextAlignment = DT_RIGHT | DT_VCENTER;

	int BarIndex=sc.IndexOfLastVisibleBar;
	float BarValue=sc.Close[BarIndex];
	SCString ValueText=sc.FormatGraphValue(BarValue,sc.GetValueFormat());
	int offset=(int)(sc.NumFillSpaceBars/3);
	int lineStartIdx=BarIndex;
	int lineEndIdx=BarIndex+offset;
	int rectStartIdx=lineEndIdx;
	int rectEndIdx=rectStartIdx+ValueText.GetLength();  // Is this the correct way to get the string length? Based on the image - it doesn't look like
	int textStartIdx=rectStartIdx;

	Tool.LineNumber =  UniqueLineNumber + 1;
	Tool.Color = RGB(255,0,0);
	Tool.LineWidth = 1;
	Tool.AddMethod = UTAM_ADD_OR_ADJUST;

	Tool.ChartNumber = sc.ChartNumber;
	Tool.LineNumber = UniqueLineNumber + 2;
	// Ideally Begin/End Values for Rectangle should be calculated based on the Text Real Height - which is dependent on the font-size
	// But Don't know how to calculate this in SC..
	Tool.BeginValue=BarValue+(sc.TickSize/2);  // there should be an intelligent way to handle this based on font size and should be independent of the scaling/instrument
	Tool.EndValue=BarValue-(sc.TickSize/2);   // there should be an intelligent way to handle this based on font size and should be independent of the scaling/instrument
	Tool.Color = RGB(255,0,0); // Red
	Tool.LineWidth = 1;
	Tool.SecondaryColor = RGB(0,255,0); // Green
	Tool.TransparencyLevel = 90;
	Tool.AddMethod = UTAM_ADD_OR_ADJUST;

	Tool.DrawingType = DRAWING_TEXT;
	Tool.LineNumber = UniqueLineNumber + 3;
	//Tool.UseRelativeValue = true;
	Tool.Color = RGB(255,255,255);  //WHITE
	Tool.TextAlignment = DT_RIGHT | DT_VCENTER;
	Tool.FontBackColor = sc.ChartBackgroundColor; //   GREEN;
	Tool.FontBold = false;

	Tool.Text = ValueText;
	Tool.BeginValue = BarValue;
	//Tool.BeginIndex=textStartIdx;  // Don't know why can't get this to work instead of BeginDateTime
	Tool.BeginDateTime=sc.BaseDateTimeIn[BarIndex+10];  // Would be nice to get this into BarIndex mode rather than time
	Tool.FontSize = 10;
	Tool.AddMethod = UTAM_ADD_OR_ADJUST;
	Tool.ReverseTextColor = false;

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