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    Draw Limited Size Horizontal Line on chart

    Hi,

    I need a horizontal line but not infinite horizontal line that F6 provides.

    I want to be able to use F2 and force the line to be horizontal. In TWS for example, I can hold down the CTL key while drawing a line and it forces the line to be horizontal.

    How could I do that in NT8 please?

    #2
    Hello stevenev1,

    Thank you for creating your post with these details.

    By default, the Horizontal line drawing tool will plot the horizontal line across the entire chart. If you wish to be able to plot a single horizontal line that does not extend the entirety of the chart, there are a few workarounds.

    One option would be to select the 'Rectangle' drawing tool (CTRL + F12) then click the starting point, and when you plot the secondary point, when you leave the mouse on the same level, this would create a horizontal line.

    Additionally, you can use the Fibonacci Retracement drawing tool and change the settings so it would plot a horizontal line.

    Draw a Fibonacci Retracement, then double left-click on the retracement to edit the properties to:

    - Do no show text
    -You can make Anchor line transparent
    - Disable all levels except for either the 0% or 100%
    - Save as Default

    Now when you plot the Fibonacci retracement line, when you keep it near the same level of the original plot, this would create a horizontal line.

    I have made quick a video demonstrating how you can accomplish this on your platform by showing these two examples: https://www.screencast.com/t/u9H9IGAv

    Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any other NinjaTrader questions or inquiries in the future.
    Brendan C.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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      #3
      HI Brendan, tnx. I tried both approaches and they do work. I like to recommend a direct implementation of this feature for future versions. I draw a ton of small horizontal lines while day-trading and I would think everyone else is doing the same.

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        #4
        Hello Stevenev1,

        Thank you for responding with this feedback.

        There is a feature request for this feature to allow drawing tools to snap horizontally/vertically when pressing Shift/Control as you have mentioned. I have added a vote on your behalf. This feature is being tracked with the tracking id: SFT-2546

        Please reference this internal tracking number when contacting Platform Support if you ever have questions regarding this feature request. When a feature request is implemented, you'll find a description of the new feature in the release notes:Please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any other NinjaTrader inquiries in the future.
        Brendan C.NinjaTrader Customer Service

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          #5
          Many thanks!

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