Creating a personal library of useful stuff
Author: snout_hound
Creation Date: 4/5/2009 7:01 PM
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snout_hound

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Is it currently possible to create some sort of library of useful stuff that I use within my strategies without using a separate compiler like Visual Studio? In other words, is it possible to do this sort of thing within the WL application? Or is the WL compiler limited to just compiling strategy code.

Thanks,

Dave
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ss161

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i don't know the answer to your question and will be interested in hearing what the pros say.

i can tell you that i downloaded and started using SharpDevelop v3.1 (the "nightly build" version) about two months ago. it's free and extremely functional (both reasons why i'm using it). the learning curve is fairly quick and the wealth-lab wiki site has instructions on how to start up wealth-lab from sharp develop and debug your code. i end up running wealth-lab from sharp develop much more frequently than starting the program natively.

i've built a "libary of useful stuff" for what i do, have it compiled as a dll and reference it in my strategy code the same way i reference standard wealth-lab functions.
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Eugene

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Yes, the WL compiler compiles strategy code.

.NET supports creating code on-the-fly (JIT, just-in-time) using System.CodeDom and System.Reflection.Emit, but be warned: it's not for the faint of the heart. ;)

JIT Coding

Why the need for unnecessary complications if there are professional and free IDEs already built for creating DLLs i.e. SharpDevelop or Visual Studio Express?


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Eugene

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