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Old 01-21-2010, 08:42 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Feature Request: How to make setting Time Properties more user friendly

Many places in Ninja Trader the GUI permits a trader to set the value of a TIME property. ie: Chart Properties: "Session Begins (local time)" & "Session Ends (local time)

It is clear to me that you are using code similar to TimeSpan.Parse(txtSessionStart) to see if the characters the traders entered is a valid time. Unfortunately the TimeSpan Parse isn't great at recognising valid times. ie "6:00 AM" is valid but "6:00AM" & "6pm" are not valid, but they should be.

In Ninja 7.0 please consider changing this.
Use the DateTime.Parse() Method to parse the users entry & then extract the time portion with the TimeOfDay method. eg:

private TimeSpan tsBoxBegin = DateTime.Parse(@"07:00 PM").TimeOfDay;

It is way more robust & effective way to validate user entry.

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Old 01-22-2010, 07:02 AM   #2
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Hello David Lean,

Thank you for your post and suggestion. I will forward this to our development team for future considerations.

Please let me know if I may be of further assistance.
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