Bigger PlotStops()
Author: zozzy
Creation Date: 7/6/2015 10:31 PM
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zozzy

#1
I have a strategy that uses StopPlots(). It works fine, but the Red Stop Dots are tiny. Is there any way to increase the dots (IntWidth)?
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Eugene

#2
As per the QuickRef, plotted stop and limit orders will appear as small colored dots on the chart. But an overload for customizable dot size won't hurt so I'll try to file an enhancement request. Meanwhile you can implement own plotted stops e.g. with DrawCircle.
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superticker

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As per the QuickRef, plotted stop and limit orders will appear as small colored dots on the chart. But an overload for customizable dot size won't hurt so I'll try to file an enhancement request.
Rather than overloading the PlotStops() method, it would be better to simply have a Wealth-Lab preference setting that governs their size for the entire program.

But honestly, if you just made them slightly bigger, say a 3x2 pixel triangle, that would be sufficient. A 1x1 pixel size with today's hi-res monitors just isn't enough.

I'm running WL 6.9.15.0, but this new change hasn't been included it this latest release. Do you have any idea when it might be included?
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Eugene

#4
While I like both ideas (exposing this as a global preference or as an overload), I don't know this were considered by Fidelity or not. It's on our list of enhancement requests. Honestly, it's easier to roll out your own bigger PlotStops() with DrawCircle() than wait.
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Cone

#5
Instead of DrawCircle, I'd opt for using DrawImage with a 3x3 pixel bmp.
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superticker

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While I like both ideas (exposing this as a global preference or as an overload), I don't know this were considered by Fidelity or not. It's on our list of enhancement requests.
I just installed WLP 6.9.18, and it doesn't have a larger plotstops indicator.

I wouldn't spend too much development time on this feature. Simply double the size of the current plotstops indicator (which should be quick and easy) and call it done. Hopefully this enhancement can come out in the next release.
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Eugene

#7
It's not on the todo list. So I just have to reiterate:

Honestly, it's easier to roll out your own bigger PlotStops() with DrawCircle() than wait.