Getting Started

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Getting Started with NinjaTrader

This help guide contains a wide range of information on configuring and using all aspects of the NinjaTrader platform, but there a few key pages that can help you to get up and running quickly with the most important concepts for new users: Getting connected to market data, creating charts, saving a Workspace, and understanding the NinjaTrader Control Center.


Getting Connected to a data provider and using the pre-built connections
Understanding the basics of NinjaTrader Charts
Understanding Workspaces in NinjaTrader
Understanding the NinjaTrader Control Center


Once you have covered the basics, the following topics can help you to bridge the gap between basic and advanced understanding of NinjaTrader's features:


Using the Overlay Instrument Selector to quickly change instruments in a trading window
Creating and restoring Backup files
Utilizing Advanced Trade Management (ATM) Strategies
Analyzing Trade Performance
Understanding the advanced features of NinjaTrader windows and tabs
Contacting the NinjaTrader Support team for platform-related help
Accessing the Support Forum to consult with experts and fellow traders


Getting Started with NinjaScript

This help guide contains educational and reference resources for NinjaScript developers of any experience level. The topics listed below can help you to quickly familiarize yourself with the resources available.


The Distribution section provides resources for third party vendors distributing their code to end users
The Editor section provides information on using the built-in NinjaScript Editor
The Educational Resources section includes helpful information on a range of topics related to NinjaScript development.
The Language Reference includes descriptions and reference information for NinjaScript properties, methods, and classes
oIf you know what you are looking for, the Alphabetical Reference can be used to quickly navigate to a specific Language Reference page
The Strategy Analyzer is a fully featured module for backtesting and optimizing automated strategies on multiple fitness metrics


If you have questions or require assistance outside of the scope of this help guide, there are several resources available to get help from NinjaScript experts or other developers.


The NinjaScript Development Support Forums feature discussion on general programming, as well as more specific areas related to different types of NinjaScript objects
The NinjaScript Educational Resources Forums feature sample code and tips covering real-world scenarios and commonly used snippets
The NinjaScript File Sharing Forums provide an outlet to share NinjaScript objects you create, or to find publicly shared objects created by other developers


If you are looking to develop a specific type of NinjaScript object, the links below will lead you to Language Reference documentation for that Type.


Add On
Bars Type
Chart Style
Drawing Tool
Import Type
Market Analyzer Column
Optimization Fitness
Performance Metrics
Share Service
SuperDOM Column