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  • imalil
    started a topic set plots to drawtext

    set plots to drawtext

    I made an indicator that is working very well, but I do not understand plots to eventually use a strategy.

    I want to assign variables to my drawtext print statements, then I want to set my plots to these variables.

    If you could point me in the right direction I'd really appreciate it.

    Thank you.

  • imalil
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    It's working now. The 'pricealert' code has this in the alert statement: Cbi.Core.InstallDir. The help guide does not mention it. So I dropped it in and it now works. It's, however, hard coded; I'd like a variable, which I'm working on.

    Thanks.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    The PriceAlert indicator provides has uses the Alert() method with sound. You can view it by going to Tools> Edit NinjaScript> Indicator> PriceAlert > OK.
    The help guide also provides an example for the Alert() method which has a sound: http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpGuides/nt7/alert.htm

    Is the sound file that you chose a .wav file?
    Can you provide your line of code you are using for the Alert() method including the string for your file path for the sound file?

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  • imalil
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    My alert is not recognizing my absolute file path which holds my sound files.

    Is there a Ninja indicator which has audio alert code I can look at?

    If not, could you give me an example of an IF statement followed by an alert() statement, complete with sound file path? I assume it goes in OnBarUpdate.

    Thank you.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    You can add a sound alert by using the Alert() method. Please see the following link on the Alert() method: http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpGuides/nt7/alert.htm
    You can also use the PlaySound() method to trigger just a sound. Please see the follwoign link on the PlaySound() method:http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpG.../playsound.htm
    If we can be of any other assistance please let us know.

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  • imalil
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    I asked a friend about this and he solved my problem:

    Add(new Plot(Color.Transparent, "Your Plot Name"));
    This gives me my plot and leaves my DrawText alone to print.

    Do you know how I can go about including sound alert code into my indicator?

    Thank you.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    In your previous post you mention that you try to set the plot to the variable placementimballevel but you receive errors.
    As the placementimballevel is where you are placing your drawtexts this is what you would want the plots to be based off of.
    What errors do you receive when you set the plot to the placementimballevel?

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  • imalil
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    Originally posted by NinjaTrader_CodyB View Post
    Hello,
    What error message do you receive when you try to set the plot to placementimballevel?
    I'm sorry, I don't think I was clear. I'm not setting a plot to placementimballevel--which is simply the number of ticks away from the high or low of a bar. placementimballevel is not the result I want printed--it's where I WANT the result printed. The errors occurred when I tried to set a plot to the DrawText command itself. I realize this is incorrect, but I do not know how to set it to a variable that will then print my DrawText command. So I'm basically grasping at straws.

    I have to assume others use the DrawText command with plots. If so, how do they do it?

    Thank you.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    What error message do you receive when you try to set the plot to placementimballevel?

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  • imalil
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    Here is one of my draw text commands:

    { DrawText("imbalance" + CurrentBar, AutoScale, (+ imbalance).ToString(), 0, Low[0], -(placementimballevel), Color.Pink, ChartControl.Font, StringAlignment.Center, Color.Transparent, Color.Transparent, 0);}
    This prints my indicator result perfectly. I made a variable, 'placementimballevel' which lets me put the result as far below the bar as I choose. Whenever I set a plot to this command (which I'm sure is wrong), I get errors. But the only printing of my result I want on my chart is via this drawtext. I simply want to add some plots, then set these plots to something that will allow it to print exactly as it does right now.

    Thanks. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    If you have your plot set to the value of it is expected that it will plot at that value. If you are wanting it to display the message elsewhere you would need to add in custom logic to place for the plot to appear where you are wanting it to.
    Can you clarify or provide a screenshot of where you are wanting the plots to actually plot at?

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  • imalil
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    Thanks for all your help. I've been trying to do something for the longest time with no luck. My ind prints via DrawText. It prints my results around the bars on my charts. I realize to use strategies I need to set my results to plots. So I make my plots and set them = to my variables. But, if my ind creates a value of, say, 1, and the instrument is at a value of 1000, it always prints the 1 at the actual value of 1, which is 1000 points away from where I want it. This makes it unusable. My ind works fine without using plots.

    I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    Yes, the bid volume is the number of orders placed at the bid price including the orders that do not get filled.

    If we can be of any other assistance please let us know.

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  • imalil
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    Thanks, I'll try this. So are you saying "bid volume" the total of all orders placed at the bid whether or not they're filled?

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  • NinjaTrader_CodyB
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    Hello,
    What you refer to in your last post is the traded volume. This is not equal to the bid volume + ask volume.

    To get this volume you can simply use the Volume method on the primary dataseries which is Volume[0].

    Please see the following link on the Volume method: http://ninjatrader.com/support/helpG...t7/volume2.htm

    You could create a plot that holds these values by doing the following:
    Code:
    Add(new Plot(Color.FromKnownColor(KnownColor.RoyalBlue), PlotStyle.Bar,   "myVolume"));
    
    protected override void OnBarUpdate()
    {
        myVolume.Set(Volume[0]);
    }
    Please let us know if you have any further questions.

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