Downloading S&C Indicators
Author: novendeh
Creation Date: 9/11/2008 8:47 PM
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novendeh

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I must be missing something obvious, but when I have loaded WL 5.1, I have been unable to download new indicators, such as recent on published in S&C.

Can this be done, and if yes, how? Thanks.

EARL
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Eugene

#2
Welcome to WL5 Wiki:

TASC Traders Tips
TASCIndicators
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novendeh

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Eugene - thanks. Would never have found it without you.

I've done programming with WL-4, so I understand how to code. I'm slowly trying to migrate to WL-5. I have what is a simple question.

How do I download a TASC indicator into WL-5 (i.e., ARSI). I've been able to understand what I need to do for strategy by cut and paste, but can't figure out how to do it for ARSI.

Also, on another matter, for the past couple of days, I've not been able to use the search link. Any idea when it will be fixed? Thanks.

EARL
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Eugene

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How do I download a TASC indicator into WL-5 (i.e., ARSI). I've been able to understand what I need to do for strategy by cut and paste, but can't figure out how to do it for ARSI.

Perhaps you need to update the TASC indicator library since ARSI is a late addition.
1. Download the TASCIndicators binary archive.
2. Shut down WLP/WLD, unzip the file to main Wealth-Lab application folder.
3. Restart Wealth-Lab.
4. Copy and paste the TASC Trader Tip code. Compile and run the strategy.
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novendeh

#5
Eugene - still didn't work - I loaded all files and folders into c:\program files\........\Wealth-Lab Pro 5\TASCIndicators. The ARSI does not show up under indicators.

What am I doing wrong?

Will this ever be automated in WL5? - it was much easier in WL4.

Thanks.

EARL
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Eugene

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Eugene - still didn't work - I loaded all files and folders into c:\program files\........\Wealth-Lab Pro 5\TASCIndicators. The ARSI does not show up under indicators.

You need to extract them to the main Wealth-Lab application folder, overwriting the existing TASCIndicators.dll. No "\TASCIndicators" please.
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Will this ever be automated in WL5? - it was much easier in WL4

It's already automated for Developer 5.1 users and is going to happen in the version of WL Pro. See Extension Manager.
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robert9876@tx.rr.com

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I guess I'm missing something.
I'm trying to run the Midas Strategy. Got the error message ~ "can't find "Midas".."

So it looks like I need to download a new TASC indicators dll.

I downloaded the "source" from http://www2.wealth-lab.com/WL5Wiki/TASCIndicatorsMain.ashx ,
the bindary was included in the zip file, but it was version 1.0.0.1

I need the binary for version 1.0.2.0 (or later).

Where can I find this file?

best regards,
Robert
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Eugene

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I need the binary for version 1.0.2.0 (or later).

Right, thanks for the heads-up. The binary needs recompilation.
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Cone

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I'll work on it today.
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robert9876@tx.rr.com

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Looks like the source code is up to version 1.0.3.0 but I still can't find the binary for anything but 1.0.0.1. Where can I find the binary dll?

best regards,
Robert
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Cone

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It would be available through the Extension Manager but we're having trouble with the Extension processing on the site at the moment.
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angel57

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I compiled the TASC source code, generated the dll, copied it to Wealth Lab directory, restarted WL. It now complains when I try to compile the HACO strategy that I have 1.0.0.1 also installed. Are there other files besides the dll, or files I should delete when putting the new binary in the directory? I don't have extension mgr since I have a Fidelity account.
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Eugene

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Yes, you should have overwritten the existing TASC assembly.
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angel57

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I overwrote TASCindicators.dll in the C:\Program Files\Fidelity Investments\Wealth-Lab Pro 5 directory. Now none of my strategies will run or compile. It gives a long message at the bottom in the compiling window, "error CS1704: An assembly with the same simple name 'TASCIndicators, Version 1.0.3.0 has already been imported... Try removing ..." and the rest of the message is cut off and I cannot scroll to the right to read the rest of the message. In the Indicators Window, there are 2 identical sets of TASC Indicators in the GUI. Not sure how to delete a dll that is already been overwritten. Not sure what to try next.
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Eugene

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I overwrote TASCindicators.dll

Having two copies of a library is a clear indication that you didn't, or overwrote a different file, or at a different place:

How to update TASCIndicators version 1.0.01 to ver

There's a chance you've renamed the original or new TASCIndicators library somehow, so you have 2 DLLs and TASCIndicators.dll is the latest version too. In this case, you'd need to track the parasite file using any file manager.
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angel57

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I did rename the original to TASCIndicators_1001.dll, thinking that was a good idea to backup the original dll in case my newly compiled version was not built correctly. So does WL load all DLL's, regardless of name when it starts up? Anyway, thanks as always. Can't get anything past you guys.
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Eugene

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I did rename the original to TASCIndicators_1001.dll, thinking that was a good idea to backup the original dll in case my newly compiled version was not built correctly.

Indeed it's a good idea, but you should have renamed it (or other DLL) as LibraryName.dll.bak to hide it from Wealth-Lab. Wealth-Lab most likely doesn't load all DLLs on startup, but if it recognizes that the assembly implements a certain interface (e.g. it's an indicator library), it will load and consequently lock the file up.
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allenwm

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Today I downloaded the TASCIndicators.zip file. Is it supposed to contain the dll file for version 1.0.3? If so the file I downloaded contains a 1.0.0.1 version. Is that correct or am looking at the wrong file?
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Cone

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Did you use the Extension Manager? Where did you download it from?
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allenwm

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I downloaded the file from http://www2.wealth-lab.com/WL5Wiki/TASCIndicatorsMain.ashx.. I'm uusing the Fidelity WLP version 5.1 and under Tools I do not see an option to access 'Extension Manager'..
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Eugene

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Sorry, the Extension Manager tool will be included in WLP starting from 5.3 (but is already available for Developer 5.1 users).

But you are right: the source archive contains an older version of the file inside another included archive "TASCIndicators_bin(1.0.0.1).zip".
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Cone

#22
"Pro" won't get an Extension Mgr until next release.

The "file" is the source only, so that won't help you if you don't compile it. I'll put the dll file you're looking for there later today. It's painful not having the EM in Pro yet!

... all set now.
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allenwm

#23
Thank you... Any guess as to when Ver 3 will be released? And will it support Vista 64 bit operating system?
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Cone

#24
5.3 - probably early next year (there have been delays). 64-bit O.S. will be supported but only in 32-bit mode for WL "Pro".