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The number of bars on a chart required before the indicator plots. This is NOT the same as a minimum number of bars required to calculate the indicator values.


Property Value

An int value that represents the minimum number of bars required.







// Initialize method of a custom indicator
protected override void Initialize()
    Add(new Plot(Color.Orange, "SMA"));
    BarsRequired = 10; // Do not plot until the 11th bar on the chart



1.When working with a multi-series indicator, real-time bar update events for a particular Bars object are only received when that Bars object has satisfied the BarsRequired requirement. To ensure this requirement is met, please use the CurrentBars array.