Custom Indicators
Author: Bandit292
Creation Date: 2/9/2010 4:19 PM
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Bandit292

#1
I asked about creating a custom indicator and was pointed to the Community.Indicators on the Wiki as a reference. Can someone now point me to information about:

1. What steps must I accomplish to access the community indicators from the WealthLab5 GUI?

2. Can I create indicators in VisualBasis rather than C#? If so, is there a reference guide, Knowledge Base, or FAC that provides any information?

Thanks,
jam
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Eugene

#2
1. Same as any standard indicator (User Guide).
2. Yes, any .NET language goes. API documentation will be made available later: Wealth-Lab API documentation - call Fidelity today!
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Cone

#3
1. You can open the Indicators dialog from the Tools menu, Navigation toolbar, or Function toolbar, or by striking Ctrl+F11. User Guide: Reference > Dialogs > Technical Indicators

2. If you're proficient in VB.NET, then sure you can create indicators there. Unfortunately, we don't have any examples for you since we use only C# (there are over 20 .NET languages). Anyway, you can get the C# source from the WL5Wiki.

Eugene, I thought you "went home" :)
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Eugene

#4
:)

Bandit292, two more options for you --

1) Google for "convert c# vb". There are online/offline conversion tools that could simplify the translation from C#.
2) SharpDevelop can convert a project from C# to VB and back easily.
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Bandit292

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OK ... I must be doing something wrong. I see none of the Community.Indicators, just "TASC Magazine Indicators" & "WealthLab Standard Indicators".

On a different note, when these TASC/Standard indicators are added to and/or updated ... how do I get the updates? Tools / Extension Manager / Indicators does not give me an UPDATE option for the TASC Indicators, and I don't see any listing for WL Standard or Community Indicators there.

Thanks,
jam
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Bandit292

#6
VB vs. C#

Thanks for the info. I can read the source code for Community Indicators and can understand what the developer is accomplishing. I also have some reference books for C#, but just thought I might be able to accomplish more in VB, since I am more familiar.

I'll press forward in C# for now, since I think my indicator will be fairly simple.

Thanks again,
jam
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Eugene

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Re: Extension updates -- please see the WL User Guide > Extension Manager. Everything is explained there with illustrations.

Also, there's a crash course on installing/updating extensions -- see "Extensions" on this site.
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Bandit292

#8
Eugene,

Got em all now. I had to reboot the computer rather than just restart WealthLab to get the installed extensions to show up. Perhaps a hardware problem on my end.

Thanks,
jam