Custom Indicator's Questions for newby please.

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drewski since: 16 Jan 2014;

  21 Jan 2014, 23:42
Custom Indicator's Questions for newby please.

Hi there,

I am quite new to the downloading and implementation of indicators and robots but would really like to have a bit of further clarity around the base understanding please.

I have downloaded cAlgo from the desktop and managed to download a couple of new indicators / bots successfully from the base selection provided. For instance: 'Average True range' and 'RSI range robot'.

However, when accessing the web version of the platform, these (indicators) disappear or are not available to load against the platform. Am I correct in stating that these are not available for the web version?

I also found that after successfully installing the indicators to the desk top. I came back two days later and had to load them all again via cAlgo. Shouldn't they remain in the desk top 'custom indicators' period? Or do you have to keep reloading them? Is there a way I can save them permanently?

I also downloaded some Fibonacci indicators (bands and pivot points) and 'STARC' but they wouldn't operate and noted errors as it could not find 'Average True Range'. Don't understand this as 'Average true range' is in-fact pre loaded to the 'Volatility' selection of indicators already loaded and I have subsequently also reloaded 'ATR' again as a custom indicator... still these indicators will not work... Any ideas?  

Lastly, where can you recommend for a novice more information about developing and writing bots and indicators using C# or .NET language. I have absolutely no understanding of this language protocol and would like to understand the basics as I will have to provide demonstrations using your platform.

Any videos etc? 

Thanks in advance

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Spotware since: 23 Sep 2013;

  22 Jan 2014, 09:52
RE:

drewski said:

Hi there,

I am quite new to the downloading and implementation of indicators and robots but would really like to have a bit of further clarity around the base understanding please.

I have downloaded cAlgo from the desktop and managed to download a couple of new indicators / bots successfully from the base selection provided. For instance: 'Average True range' and 'RSI range robot'.

However, when accessing the web version of the platform, these (indicators) disappear or are not available to load against the platform. Am I correct in stating that these are not available for the web version?

Yes that is correct. Custom indicators and cBots are available in the Desktop cTrader and cAlgo applications only for the time being.

I also found that after successfully installing the indicators to the desk top. I came back two days later and had to load them all again via cAlgo. Shouldn't they remain in the desk top 'custom indicators' period? Or do you have to keep reloading them? Is there a way I can save them permanently?

You can save templates with your favorite indicators. From the top center menu on the chart.
You can watch this video vhttp://help.spotware.com/videos?v=-e04-f2qUAk

I also downloaded some Fibonacci indicators (bands and pivot points) and 'STARC' but they wouldn't operate and noted errors as it could not find 'Average True Range'. Don't understand this as 'Average true range' is in-fact pre loaded to the 'Volatility' selection of indicators already loaded and I have subsequently also reloaded 'ATR' again as a custom indicator... still these indicators will not work... Any ideas?  

Normally, you should be able to add an instance of the downloaded and installed indicator without having to build it. You would have to build it only if you modify the code. In that case you would need the referenced files. Note that there have been more than one Average True Range indicators uploaded to cTDN. 
Please try to install those indicators again there are instructions for downloading and installing indicators from cTDN in the Indicators section. You can also watch this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tazy6U_HMw

Lastly, where can you recommend for a novice more information about developing and writing bots and indicators using C# or .NET language. I have absolutely no understanding of this language protocol and would like to understand the basics as I will have to provide demonstrations using your platform.

Any videos etc? 

cTrader Videos

Writing your first cBot in cAlgo Video

API Guides

API Reference

cAlgo usage videos

cAlgo help

c# tutorial

There are many other tutorials for C# online.

Thanks in advance

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drewski since: 16 Jan 2014;

  23 Jan 2014, 05:53

Cheers guy! :)