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How to color OHLC bars?

Is there an easy way to color the OHLC bars in Tradestation?

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GoldenRatio,

the short answer is yes. It only depends on how you want to color them i.e. what the conditions are.
Tradestation has separate studies that color the bars, they are called Paintbars. I would suggest checking the build in studies out as this should give you a good idea.

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Is there an easy way to color the OHLC bars in Tradestation?

Thx

Here is the code for easy language

Make it a paint bar indicator. I called it OHLC_Color

If Close < Open then
begin
PlotPB(High,Low,Open,Close,"OHLC",Red);
end
else
begin
PlotPB(High,Low,Open,Close,"OHLC",Green);
end;

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Thank you kbaker9247 & ABCTG!

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This is great!

Thank you for the Paintbar script. Is there a way to make the weight of the bars "heavier"? When I do that via Format Symbol, the colors of the script are masked.

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Thank you for the script....

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Thank you for the Paintbar script. Is there a way to make the weight of the bars "heavier"? When I do that via Format Symbol, the colors of the script are masked.

Yes - control the width of the (colored) plot through the paintbar EasyLanguage using plot width rather than by formatting the symbol. Hope that helps!

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