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TS Shading Session Different Colors

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TS Shading Session Different Colors


Does anyone know how can I make certain hrs of the day a different color from the other. EI Cash hours different to Globex hrs.

TradeStation doesnt seem to have setting for it. Maybe there is an indicator ?



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You may want to use a paintbar:

inputs: opentime(1535), closetime(2200);

If Time < opentime or Time > closetime then 
    PlotPB(High, Low, Open, Close, "OutOfSession", darkgray);

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Like Albnd mentioned, paintbars will do the trick. Either color the price bars or the chart background.

For the latter you can slightly modify the posted code to:
inputs: opentime(1535), closetime(2200), BgrdColor(yellow);

HighVal = Close * 3;
LowVal = Close * .33;

If Time < opentime or Time > closetime then 
    Plot1(HighVal, "OutOfSession", BgrdColor);
    Plot2(LowVal, "OutOfSession", BgrdColor);
Make sure to format Plot1 as Bar High and Plot as Bar Low in TS.


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Thank you

That is what I was looking for. I am working the indicator, when I have it ready I will post it here for anyone that may want to use it.

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Did you ever put together this indicator?


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