What's New in cTrader Desktop 4.6

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Spotware since: 23 Sep 2013;

  25 Jan 2023, 13:27
What's New in cTrader Desktop 4.6

cTrader Desktop 4.6 Introduces cBots Fault Tolerance, New Methods in Automate API, and Backtest Improvements

It is with great pleasure that we announce the release of the brand-new version of cTrader Desktop 4.6, which comes with various valuable updates to cTrader Automate, as well as multiple convenience perks for manual trading.

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Enjoy Uninterrupted Operations with Fault Tolerance of cBots
A cBot will now continue running even if an unhandled exception occurs. Additionally, algo developers can now handle such errors using a new "OnException" method in Automate API. Find out more in our Help Center.

Customise Mouse Wheel Actions
Users can now choose the preferred action for the mouse wheel on charts: zoom in/out or scroll.

Use Local Storage
Local storage is a convenient way to save data on a user’s computer without requesting full access, even if cBots and indicators stop or start again. Find out more in our Help Center.

Backtest on Renko and Range Charts
Our users requested it, so we did it! Now users can backtest cBots on Renko and range charts.

Calculate Volume Based on Risk
We have added several new Automate API methods to calculate order volume or stop loss distance in pips based on acceptable risk.

Simplify Your Exchange Rate Conversion
The new "Convert()" method in Automate API allows algo developers to effortlessly convert currencies using the latest market rates. This means that algo developers no longer need to manually code the conversion process and can now benefit from an automated solution. Find out more in our Help Center.

Differentiate by Instance ID
Every running cBot and indicator instance now has its own ID that is saved by the system even if cTrader restarts and can be used by developers in algo programming.

Define Color Parameter Type
Developers can now add color parameter types to their algorithms. Users can set up color parameters using the color picker.

Export cBot Optimization Parameters
Algo developers can now save, export and re-use their cBot optimisation settings: an extra time-saving convenience perk.

Backtest on Historical Conversion Rates
Currency conversion in backtesting has become even more precise because it is now based on historical conversion rates.

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dave.anderson.consulting since: 18 Dec 2020;

  25 Jan 2023, 11:34

Big, useful and necessary features that I and probably many algo developers have been waiting for. These additions alone were enough to bring me back to cTrader. Can't wait to rewrite my algos back to cTrader.
Especially Renko-Range backtest and optimization possibilities are a very big improvement. But Local Storage and Rate Conversion are also great enrichments.

I don't know what or who put this on the agenda and made it possible, but I am very grateful. Very much appreciated.

firemyst since: 26 Mar 2019;

  25 Jan 2023, 17:58

Awesome new features! About time we got the color parameter and Exception handling method!

Now all we need is an update to Renko charts with an option to show the "tails" and not just the open/close prices of each bar.

Thanks @Spotware!

MaRCHeW since: 05 May 2012;

  25 Jan 2023, 20:09

Mind-blowing update guys! Really thank you! 

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matt92 since: 11 Dec 2015;

  26 Jan 2023, 06:40

Backtesting on renko charts! Amazing :) Thanks!

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Anonymus272 since: 23 Jul 2020;

  26 Jan 2023, 20:11
Candle Zoom

Awesome the last Updates ! I thank God and the cTrader Team for this amazing hard Work ! 

Thank you true


Only EURUSD Marketprofile, VWAP, Extension

baolinhhk9 since: 23 Nov 2022;

  28 Jan 2023, 12:38
load wrong data

I create a strategy (range chart) but when I backtest, Ctrader load data (tick data) of many order pair of currency (I backtest XAUUSD, but Ctrader load tick data of EURUSD, then XAUEUR,...). Why?

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Spotware since: 23 Sep 2013;

  30 Jan 2023, 09:32

Dear trader,

Please share your cBot code so that we can investigate further.

Best Regards,

cTrader Team

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Fx4U.net since: 30 Oct 2021;

  30 Jan 2023, 10:09

Spotware said:

Dear trader,

Please share your cBot code so that we can investigate further.

Best Regards,

cTrader Team

Error occurred when backtesting cross currency pairs. For example GBPJPY, ctrader 4.6.2 will download the data of major currency pairs (USDJPY and GBPUSD) first and then download the data of the GBPJPY cross currency pair. If this is not the case please clear the data of major currency pairs before trying


easymode since: 31 Jan 2023;

  31 Jan 2023, 07:32

It appears that with this update, we are unable to change the name of a strategy. I don't see anything about this in the "whats new" announcement, but I can only assume this was changed in some sort of attempt to stop strategy providers from creating and deleting lots of strategies.

This has some major flaws:

1) A strategy provider can just make failed strategies only visible to those with an invite link anyway. So the desired outcome of this change isn't achieved.

2) Can you imagine a simple typo ruining a strategy providers credibility? For example, he writes "tradse" in his name instead of "trades". He then has to abandon his account and restart with zero trade history if he wants to be a strategy provider on your platform, otherwise no one will follow him. This will likely delay him for 6+ months if he had an established account history before deciding to become a strategy provider.

It's hard to believe such a change like this was implemented with seemingly no consideration for the above points. Basic functionality has been removed for zero benefit.