Using Tabs

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Various windows in NinjaTrader are now a tabbed interface, this gives you the ability to have multiple tabs in the same window.

tog_minus        Adding tabs

Adding Tabs

Pressing the + tab will create a new Time & Sales tab in this window.

 

Tabs_Add

 

Note: With the Time & Sales window selected you may also start typing "++" followed by the instrument symbol into the Overlay Instrument Selector to quickly create a new tab with that instrument preselected. Example: "++MSFT"

tog_minus        Removing tabs

Removing Tabs

Moving your mouse over the tab handle and selecting the x icon to remove that specific tab.

 

Tabs_RemoveIcon

 

Note: You cannot remove the last remaining tab as you must have at least one tab per window.

tog_minus        Reordering tabs

Reordering Tabs

Click and hold to drag the tab into the desired position in the tab area.

tog_minus        Tabs actions

Right Click Menu

Right mouse click on the tab to access the right click menu to perform a tab action.
 

Tabs_ContextMenu

 

Close Tab

Removed the selected tab

Rename

Opens the properties window with the tab name property selected for direct editing

Close Other Tabs

Removed all tabs except for the selected tab

Duplicate In New Tab

Duplicates the selected tab into a new tab in the same window

Duplicate In New Window

Duplicates the selected tab into a new tab in a new window

Move To New Window

Moves the selected tab into a new window

tog_minus        Tab Name Variables

Using Tab Name Variables

Tabs throughout NinjaTrader allow for the use of pre-defined variables which will dynamically populate tab names with relevant labels, such as the instrument name, period, or account selected in the tab. To use one of the variables listed in the table below, first open the window's Properties dialogue, then enter your chosen variable in the "Tab Name" field.

 

TabVariables1

1) The variable "@DATASERIES" has been entered in the "Tab Name" field of the Chart Properties window.

 

2) The "@DATASERIES" variable populates the instrument full name and period in the selected tab.

 

Notes:

These variables are case sensitive, meaning that "@instrument" is not the same as "@INSTRUMENT."
More than one variable can be used together in a single tab name. For example, using "@FUNCTION @ACCOUNT" would list the tab's function and selected account together.

 

Variable

Value

Applicable To

@INSTRUMENT

Displays the name of the primary instrument displayed in the tab

Level II, Time & Sales, Basic Entry, FX Board, FX Pro, SuperDOM, Order Ticket, Charts

@INSTRUMENT_FULL

Displays the full name of the primary instrument displayed in the tab (adds the expiry for futures contracts)

Level II, Time & Sales, Basic Entry, FX Board, FX Pro, SuperDOM, Order Ticket, Charts

@INSTRUMENT_ALL

Displays the names of all instruments displayed in the tab

FX Board, Charts

@INSTRUMENT_FULL_ALL

Displays the full name of all the instruments displayed in the tab (adds the expiry for futures contracts)

FX Board, Charts

@PERIOD

Displays the period configured on the primary instrument in the tab

Charts

@PERIOD_ALL

Displays the periods configured for all instruments in the tab

Charts

@ACCOUNT

Displays the account selected in the tab

Control Center (Account, Executions, Orders, Positions, Strategies Grids), Basic Entry, FX Board, FX Pro, SuperDOM, Order Ticket, Charts

@FUNCTION

Displays the function of the tab (examples: "Chart" or "Log")

All Tabs

@ATM

Displays the selected ATM Strategy in the tab

Charts

@DATASERIES

Equivalent to "@INSTRUMENT_FULL @PERIOD" for the primary instrument in the tab

Charts

@DATASERIES_ALL

Equivalent to "@INSTRUMENT_FULL @PERIOD" for all instruments in the tab

Charts