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Log of Changes and Improvements to Sierra Chart

This list contains major items of development, items which are notable, and changes and additions which users need to be informed about.

This is not a comprehensive changes and additions log. It only represents less than 25% of the actual development performed every day. There are not version notes for each version. The main Sierra-Chart documentation is updated as needed relating to the changes and additions.

In addition to the below listed items for each version, there are also various low-level improvements, issues resolved, and small additions that a release has which are not listed.

  • 780 Release Date: 2011-10-23

    • Improved market data processing for all Data and Trading services. It is more CPU efficient and a background thread is used for external Data and Trading services that support this.
    • Added the "Settlement" field for quote lines on Spreadsheets. This is supported with DTN IQ Feed.
    • The listing of chart windows on the Window menu now considers the screen resolution so the the list does not become taller than the height of the screen.
    • Resolved an issue with CTS T4 real-time data processing with the identification of whether a trade is at the Bid or Ask price. This may not have always been correct.
    • Resolved an issue with the CTS T4 trading platform service where for the grain markets the order prices were not sent as the API expected.
    • Various shortcut menu improvements. When in Chart Trade Mode, the chart trading commands are listed first.
    • When right clicking on our Region Data Line at the top of a chart region, it is now possible to to Remove studies in the chart region.
    • When charts make reference to each other through chart studies, this is known as a circular reference. These charts will no longer fully recalculate at every chart update. However, it is a good idea to avoid these circular references to begin with. If you have an indirect circular reference, this condition can still occur.
    • Rewrote the Ultimate Oscillator study according to a known good reference.
    • Reduced memory use with the Volume by Price study.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 778 Release Date: 2011-10-17

    • Corrected an issue with price display text on the Order Confirmation windows.
    • Corrected issue with the formatting of order quantities on the ChartDOM and Trading DOM for quantities 10,000 and over.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 777 Release Date: 2011-10-15

    • More efficient drawing of Numbers Bars.
    • The Color, Draw Width and Line Style settings for chart trading have been moved from Trade >> Chart Trade Settings to Global Settings >> Graphics Settings.
    • Continued Drawing Tool improvements and correcting of various small issues with Drawing Tools.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 775 Release Date: 2011-10-10

    • Support for multiple Toolbars (up to 8):
      • Enable from Window Menu.
      • Configure from Global Settings >> Customize Toolbars, or by right clicking on Toolbar.
      • Each Toolbar can be configured independently, float, dock, and be dynamically sized.
      • Each toolbar has a right click context menu allowing Toolbar customization, hide if docked, float if docked, or setting the Toolbar to the same configuration as another active toolbar.
    • Continued Drawing Tool improvements and correcting of various small issues with Drawing Tools.
    • Improved efficiency with text output to charts and other windows.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 773 Release Date: 2011-10-05

    • New option: Global Settings >> Graphics Settings >> Other >> Default Chart Bar Spacing, which allows the default value for bar spacing to be specified for new charts. The value is also used when the Reset bar Size/Spacing/Scale is used to reset a chart.
    • New option: Global Settings >> Graphics Settings >> Other >> Default Right Side Fill Space, which allows the default value for right side fill space to be specified for new charts. The value is also used when the Reset bar Size/Spacing/Scale is used to reset a chart if the fill space is not locked.
    • New Horizontal Ray drawing tool.
    • Retracement, Expansion, Projection drawings now allow vertical placement options for labels.
    • Show All Drawings Window now has an Alert button allowing alerts to be accessed for alert capable drawings.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 770 Release Date: 2011-10-01

    • Added the Cumulative Delta Bars-Ticks study. This study uses the number of trades rather than the overall Trade Volume.
    • Added additional options to Chart Settings to control the text displayed with the DOM Graph that can be displayed on the right side of the chart.
    • When selected, the rectangle, extending rectangle, and ellipse drawings will now show the selection regions with two dotted lines to make it easier to know if a mouse click will modify the beginning anchor, ending anchor, or perform a move.
    • Extending rectangle drawings now have an option to show the price labels.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 769 Release Date: 2011-09-30

    • New option Tools >> Show All Drawings Window, brings up a window that shows all drawings for all symbols in the current Chart. The drawings can be filtered by drawing type, selected, deleted, hidden, shown, or the drawing properties can be modified. Drawing properties can be brought up by double clicking on a drawing in the list. This window can also be activated with Alt-D from the keyboard, or a toolbar button.
    • Drawing properties dialogs now have a button in the lower left corner allowing the drawing to be hidden (icon is a pair of glasses). To bring a drawing back, use the Show All Drawings Window.
    • New Chart menu commands and toolbar buttons to increase/decrease the OHLC and candlestick widths.
    • New command Chart >> Reset Bar Size/Spacing/Scale, which resets the bar spacing, bar width, and scale offset back to default values.
    • Drawing tools that use levels, can now specify that all levels use the same color/style/width for all levels. On the level tab, there is an "All Same" button that activates this option. When activated, all levels will use the color/width/style of the first level specified.
    • Drawing tools that use levels, can now reset the levels back to the default values using the "R" button in the lower right of the properties/config dialog.
    • New Chart Drawing type: Markers - allow point, dash, square, star, plus, X, arrow up/down/right/left, triangle up/down/left/right, and diamonds to be placed on the chart. The color and size can be modified. The size can also be set to track the bar spacing.
    • Chart Drawings can now have the anchor values be modified on the anchor tab or the drawing properties dialogs (i.e. specify a specific value for horizontal lines).
    • ZoomIn tool has been improved to properly set the price scale, and allow zooming in a study region.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 768 Release Date: 2011-09-29

    • Resolved a timestamp issue when using DTN IQ Feed that arose in a recent release, that could cause an out of order date at a certain time of the day. To correct any Date-Time errors in the chart, refresh the data as explained in help topic 2.1.2.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 767 Release Date: 2011-09-28

    • Updated the Correlation Coefficient study to be able to reference other study Subgraphs on the same chart. It is necessary to adjust the Input Array inputs with this study after an update if you are currently using the study on your charts to ensure that the proper data you wish to reference is set for the study inputs.
    • The menu that is displayed when right clicking on a chart in Chart Trade Mode now displays all of the commands that you have set in Global Settings >> Customize Chart Shortcut Menu plus the additional chart trading commands. The additional chart trading commands can be customized through Global Settings >> Customize Chart Trade Menu. You now have the ability to add commands to access all of our available Order Types via this right-click shortcut menu. The displayed menu is also more compact because the shortcut keys are not displayed. This is a long-overdue improvement that we are happy to now offer.
    • Remove support for the TT Average Price value since it has shown to not be as expected due to the TT calculation algorithm.
    • Changed the shortcut key used to select the current Tool configuration to be SHIFT-[F1-F8] to choose among the eight different available configurations for each drawing tool.
    • Corrected various small issues related to the new tool development.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 765 Release Date: 2011-09-24

    • The Chart >> Associated Watch List window has been updated to function as a watch list. Simply enable the Watch List Mode option. When you click on a symbol, the chart will change to that symbol.
    • Corrected various small issues related to the new tool development.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 764 Release Date: 2011-09-21

    • Some low-level symbol handling improvements with continuous futures contract charts.
    • It is now possible to use chart linking by symbol between Historical Daily charts and Intraday charts even if they use symbols which are different for the service that provides the data.
    • Low-level improvements with trading Scale-Out functionality.
    • Drawing Tools now support 8 independent configurations each (advanced feature - requires package 3).
    • Each tool has eight configurations, which act as a template when the drawing tool is used to create a drawing. The configurations allow the user to quickly use different saved tool templates or modify a drawing to use a different set of settings.
    • Eight new Config toolbar buttons used for selecting the active configuration when a tool is active or a drawing is selected.
    • SHIFT-[F1-F8] can be used to select the active drawing Tool configuration.
    • Config toolbar buttons will display the configuration name in the tool tip to identify each configuration.
    • The configurations can be modified by using the new menu commands (Tools >> Tool Configs >> ... or Global Settings >> Tool Configs >> ...), or by right clicking the Config toolbar button when a tool is active.
    • All of the tool configurations are now set using new tool specific Dialogs instead of using a single dialog for all tools. The general settings are still accessed via the Tool >> Tool Settings menu item.
    • The same dialogs are now used when changing a drawing's properties as well.
    • All drawings that contain levels (retracements, regressions, etc.), now have fully configurable levels (color, width, style) and support being able to show/hide the levels on a per drawing basis.
    • Drawing properties now include the drawing anchor values, and depending the drawing type, anchors can be swapped or the drawing flipped.
    • Drawing properties can be saved as a drawing tool configuration directly from the drawing properties dialog.
    • Some tool terminology has been changed:
      • Trendline -> Line
      • Extending Line -> Ray
      • Extended Line - new tool which is a line segment that extends in both directions.
      • Two point retracement/extension -> Price Retracement
      • Three point retracement/ extension -> Price Projection
      • Fib TimeZone -> Time Expansion
      • Highlight Tools -> same name, but "Highlight" has been dropped from name now that highlight is optional.
    • New Tools:
      • Price Expansion - similar to price retracement, but expansion measured from endpoint.
      • Time Projection - similar to time expansion, but uses third point to start projection.
    • Removed tools:
      • Angle Ellipse
      • Second set of two/three point retracement/extension tools - removed now that configurations are supported.
    • Chart Calculator now supports multi-line labels.
    • Parallel Lines/Rays now supports multiple levels. The first two lines form the 100% channel, and other levels are based on this channel size.
    • Linear Regressions can now specify what the regression should be based on (Last, HLC avg, etc).
    • Text tools allow font to be changed. Global Chart Drawing Font now specified in the General Tool Settings.
    • Text tools are now transparent by default, but can also specify a background color.
    • Price Retracement/Expansion/Project have many new drawing options.
    • Time Analysis tools (time expansion and time projection) are greatly enhanced, and include new label options, and a new compressed mode allowing more analysis to be placed on the chart.
    • Time Analysis tools allow the horizontal line/labels to be dragged anywhere to get more information on the chart.
    • Pitchforks enhanced.
    • Pitchforks now support a secondary anchor mode, which allows the +-100% line to be used to make fine adjustments that are difficult to make when using only Anchor A.
    • Pitchforks can be flipped vertically/horizontally.
    • New Toolbar Icons for drawing tools and some commands.
    • Many toolbar buttons now remain pushed in when active.
    • Cursor now changes to a pencil when a drawing tool is active.
    • New toolbar button that supports AutoSnap All, which controls that Auto Snap on Creation and AutoSnap on Adjust options together.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 763 Release Date: 2011-09-21

    • Corrected a problem with the TPO Value Area calculation where when there were two rows with an identical number of TPOs, the determination of whether to move higher or lower for the Value Area, may not have been correct.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 761 Release Date: 2011-09-17

    • Resolved a problem with the CTS T4 data feed where the bid volume and ask volume were both being set for historical 1 Tick data. For a single trade, only one should be set based upon whether the trade was at the bid or ask. This can affect studies like Cumulative Delta Bars and Bid Volume Versus Ask Volume. This issue arose in a recent release due to performance enhancements. This issue is now resolved.
    • Corrected an issue with the TPO studies that arose in a recent pre-release.
    • Added new members to the ACSIL to support self-documenting of custom studies and systems. Documentation for these will be added shortly.
    • Added a feature which checks if a futures contract is expired. If it is, a message is displayed on the chart window. When you click this message, the Futures Symbol Rollover window is displayed.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 759 Release Date: 2011-09-14

    • Resolved problem with Trading Scale Out functionality where an order would be canceled more than once unnecessarily.
    • Reduced memory usage of the TPO Profile Chart study and improved performance.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 758 Release Date: 2011-09-13

    • Internal performance improvements to the TPO Profile Chart study.
    • Resolved a minor issue arising from a recent release where commands on the chart shortcut menu which is displayed when you right-click on a chart, were not always enabled.
    • Resolved a problem where order modifications when using the Rithmic trading platform service would not succeed. This issue recently arose due to changes Rithmic has made to their API.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 757 Release Date: 2011-09-08

    • Second revision (pre-release only): Corrected a problem with the Chart Values tool when the Global Cursor option is enabled. The Chart Values tool may not have activated on all charts when used. This has been resolved.
    • Low-level internal improvements to the TPO Chart Profile study.
    • Resolved a timeout problem when downloading historical tick data from the CTS T4 service.
    • Various other low-level improvements.
  • 756 Release Date: 2011-09-08

    • When changing between Historical daily data and Intraday data within the same chart, the Days to Load setting is remembered for each chart data type.
    • All unneeded menu items on the Trading DOM windows have been removed. And the Chart menu on a Trading DOM window has been renamed to Trade DOM.
    • Removed menu items which are also on the top level Trade menu from the Trade Window Settings (S) menu.
    • Added a new Volume Profile drawing tool. This can be found through Tools >> Draw Volume Profile. It allows you to insert a Volume by Price study for the highlighted Date-Time range. Refer to the Draw Volume Profile documentation for instructions.
    • Various other low-level improvements and continued development with drawing tools.
  • 754 Release Date: 2011-09-03

    • It is now possible for a chart to change between an Intraday data chart or a Historical Daily data chart (used for bar periods with 1 day and greater). In Chart >> Chart Settings there is a new setting which allows you to change between a Historical Chart and an Intraday Chart. Or to always keep the chart as an Intraday Chart only. When you use any of the Toolbar buttons to change the period of the chart bars, the chart will automatically be changed to the appropriate data type needed. For example, if you currently have 1 minute bars and then you change to Daily bars, the chart will load Historical Daily data instead of Intraday data. Watch this video demonstration.
    • Various low-level Performance enhancements related to market data processing. There will be continued performance enhancements in the coming months.
    • Corrected a problem with the Volume by Price study where if the Number of Ticks per Volume Bar setting is initially set before applying the study to the chart, it would be incorrectly converted to an incorrect setting.
    • Updated the Volume by Price study to use the standard study Input list.
    • The initial release of our Trade Statistics reporting window has been released. This is found on the Trade >> Trade Activity Log >> Trade Stats tab. It provides detailed trade statistics based upon the displayed fills on the Trade Activity tab which are based on the control settings at the top of the window.
    • Removed support for the Inverse (-INV) data recording modes. These were seldom used. If you wish to invert the prices in a chart, use the 1/p study instead.
    • Various other low-level improvements and continued development with drawing tools.
  • 753 Release Date: 2011-08-19

    • Support for server-side OCO orders when using the CTS T4 service has been added.
    • Historical Daily data for Historical charts is now downloaded directly from the CTS T4 service instead of our own sources. Therefore, when using the CTS T4 service, if you have Historical charts you will need to change the symbol of those charts to use the CTS T4 symbol. The symbol can be changed through Chart >> Chart Settings. The CTS T4 symbols can be found through File >> Find Symbol. The procedure at the present time to open a new Historical Daily chart when using T4 with this version is to first find the symbol in File >> Find Symbol, copy it and then past it in to the File Name box in File >> New/Open Historical Chart. Once this is done, your chart will be part of a chartbook or you can simply open it from the file listed in the Open File window.
    • Updated the CTS T4 interface to use the newest API function for downloading historical data.
    • Added a Horizontal Grid Line Increment setting to the Scale settings. When this is set to something other than zero and horizontal grid lines are drawn, the grid lines will be drawn at the set increment, rounded to the nearest tick.
    • Various other low-level improvements and continued development with drawing tools.
  • 750 Release Date: 2011-08-19

    • It is now possible to Cancel a bar based back test. Simply press the Escape key on your keyboard when a bar based back test is running and Sierra Chart has the focus. A bar based back test is started with Trade >> AutoTrade System Bar Based BackTest.
    • When using the Adjust Regions tool and you are hovering over the boundary between chart regions, the dividing line that displays is thinner. It is now 2 pixels wide rather than 4 pixels wide. This is sufficient to see, however it is not too wide in case the Adjust Regions tool is always active when using other Tools.
    • There has been a 77% reduction of processing required to evaluate Simple Alerts. This improves the efficiency of Simple Alerts, the Color Bar Based on Alert Condition study and the Color Background based on Alert Condition study. This allows you to increase the Number of Bars to Calculate input significantly higher when using these studies without a significant increase in CPU load.
    • Corrected a long-standing issue where the shortcut keys for Copy, Cut and Paste commands in Settings (dialog) windows did not always work. They will work now.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 749 Release Date: 2011-08-18

    • Corrected a problem with the trading Scale Out feature where both orders in an OCO group would not be canceled if one of them were to be canceled due to a Scale Out action. This arose in a recent release relating to the change made to not cancel the other side of an OCO group of child orders when one of them is manually canceled.
    • Corrected some minor issues with editing of Global Symbol Settings.
    • Added support for the Scale Out functionality with Automated Trading. When Support Scale-Out is enabled on the Settings menu on the Trade Window for a chart, then Exit orders from automated trading systems will perform a Scale Out operation.
    • Improved the Scale Out functionality, so that it works when you are reversing a position and you have Attached Orders working, and you did not use the Reverse/Cancel command.
    • Corrected a problem where when the Profit/Loss Format setting is set to Currency Value in Chart Settings, it was not being saved.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 748 Release Date: 2011-08-13

    • Added the Text (Large) Display For Study study. This lets you display the last value for any Study Subgraph from any chart, on a chart as large text. You can also display the last price from the main price graph from another chart as well.
    • Corrected a problem from a recent release with the Apply Global Symbol Settings command in Chart Settings where under certain conditions the Session Start Time and End Time would be set to 0:00 and 0:00, preventing most of the data from being displayed in the chart.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 747 Release Date: 2011-08-12

    • New Option: Tool Settings >> Square Drawing Anchors, allows anchors to be drawn as squares vs circles.
    • New Option: Tool Settings >> Anchor Uses Drawing Color, if enabled, drawing anchors are drawn with same color as underlying drawing, otherwise they use the next option.
    • New Option: Tool Settings >> Anchor Color, if anchors are not using the drawing color, this color is used instead for all drawings.
    • New Menu Item: Tools >> Show Chart Drawings, when disabled, all user drawn chart drawings are hidden on all charts. There is a toolbar button for this function as well.
    • When multiple drawings are selected, and drawing numbers are shown, the keyboard can be used to resolve the selection by typing the drawing number followed by the ENTER key.
    • Included the latest TransAct data feed interface files.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 746 Release Date: 2011-08-09

    • Renamed Session Position to Internal Position since by default the Session (Internal) Position data is saved between sessions and it is position data maintained by Sierra Chart. Therefor, this is a more correct term. The option to save the Internal Position data between sessions has been removed. It is now always saved between sessions.
    • Renamed Workbook and Worksheet to Spreadsheet. The documentation will be updated as soon as possible. All of the former Worksheet studies now begin with Spreadsheet. For example: Spreadsheet Study .
    • Included updated TransAct price feed interface files that have been provided by TransAct.
    • Revision 2: The Color Background Based on Alert Condition study was updated in a recent release to use the new Background Draw Style. This created a drawing problem with existing instances of this study on charts and in study collections. This has now been resolved and the Draw Style is now always forced to Background.
    • Beginning with version 731, for Spreadsheet studies, we force the input Support All Subgraphs to Yes. This is intended to be removed soon. It is an outdated input setting to maintain compatibility for custom Spreadsheet studies developed years ago. It is being removed to avoid any potential confusion and simplify the internal code. If your existing Spreadsheet Study configurations have it set to No, then you will need to examine how all of the study subgraphs are now outputted to the columns beginning at AA and update your formulas appropriately. Until then, avoid using versions 731 or greater if this change will affect your use of the Spreadsheet studies.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 745 Release Date: 2011-08-04

    • Fixed an issue with the new market statistics data feed where if there is an internal reconnection to the data feed, the updates for the market statistics symbols would not start. This has been resolved.
    • Improved the identification of whether a trade should be considered a bid trade or ask trade when the trade is between the current known bid and ask price. This improves the accuracy of Bid Volume and Ask Volume.
    • Improvements with the processing of the Trading Technologies data feed.
    • Corrected an issue that when there are a large number of cells highlighted on a Spreadsheet and the Spreadsheet is active, Sierra Chart could become sluggish when accessing the menus.
    • Renamed the Worksheet menu to Spreadsheet. Moved the commands that are specific to Spreadsheets from the Edit menu to the Spreadsheet menu.
    • Continued improvement to Drawing Tools.
    • New Bar Based Back Testing: Sierra Chart now has the capability to perform a high-speed back test using the loaded bar data on both Historical and Intraday charts. This type of back testing is less precise than using a replay from the data file records. Although, the advantage is that it is fast and works with Historical charts as well.

      Attached Orders and the use of Trailing stops can still be used with this type of back test. The way we implement back testing in Sierra Chart is very much like real trading in the live market using actual order types.

      To access this feature select Trade >> Auto Trade System Bar Based BackTest on the menu.

      The results can can be viewed in Trade >> Trade Activity Log. And Trade >> Trade Positions Window.
    • Corrected a problem with the selection of Alert Sounds in General Settings when the current alert sound is blank. This issue arose in 744.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 741 Release Date: 2011-07-28

    • Removed the user contributed studies from the Sierra Chart Custom Studies and Examples list in Analysis >> Studies >> Add Custom Study, and moved them to the User Contributed Studies list. Therefore, when you are using this version or higher and you are using user contributed studies, you may get an error with those studies and have to remove them from the chart and then add them again from the User Contributed Studies list.
    • Due to some changes in recent versions with the internal structure of the Toolbar, if you upgraded to one of these recent versions, the Toolbar buttons may have changed from your configuration. This has now been resolved and the Toolbar will have your prior configuration in this version. However, if you already made changes to your Toolbar to restore it to the way that you had it before after updating to a recent version, then with 741 you will notice a problem again and you will have to reconfigure your Toolbar. Going forward this will not be an issue.
    • Continued drawing tool development. Corrected some issues with recent drawing tool development.
    • Corrected a problem with deleting retracement/extension drawing levels under a certain condition.
    • Corrected a problem with the new Reversal Bars type.
    • When an Attached Order is canceled the other order in the same OCO group, is not automatically canceled. For example, this lets you cancel a Target or a Stop and the corresponding Stop or Target will remain in effect. The other order in an Attached Order group will still be canceled when one of them fills.
    • There has been a change with the ACSIL member sc.VolumeAtPriceForBars. The prices are now stored in Ticks as an integer rather than float values. Therefore, to convert to the actual price you need to use: float Price = it->first * sc.TickSize;. For the current code example, refer to the scsf_VolumeAtPriceArrayTest study function in the /ACS_Source/studies7.cpp file.
    • New option: Tool Settings >> Double Click Brings Up Drawing Properties.
    • Retracement tools now allow zero and 100% levels/labels to be used to adjust drawings.
    • Copy/Adjust and Copy Move Drawing options returned to Tool Menu.
    • Erase Lines/Text Mode now draws all drawing handles as numbers, and drawings can be deleted with the keyboard by typing the drawing number followed by the ENTER key.
    • Various low-level improvements.
  • 739 Release Date: 2011-07-22

    • Corrected some minor issues with the handling of the filter settings on the Trade >> Trade Activity Log window. Attached Orders that were submitted during a chart replay would not be displayed when Replay/Backtest is selected.
    • Corrected a problem with Numbers Bars where when using a small tick size, this would need to be .01 or smaller, the volume at a particular price level within a Numbers Bar may not have shown the total volume for that price level. This would only have affected some price levels. This issue has been resolved. Total volume calculations were not affected. Other volume related studies were not affected.
    • Various fixes to drawing tools related to the tool development that is ongoing.
    • New option: Tool Settings >> General >> AutoSnap Sensitivity - controls how sensitive the snapping is when moving the mouse.
    • New option: Tool Settings >> General >> Include Open/Close In AutoSnap - allows either OHLC or HL to be used in AutoSnap calculation.
    • Parallel Lines can now be moved as a group that maintains the original drawing shape. This can be accomplished with the context menu Move Line options or by selecting the middle portion of the original trend line (between two anchors).
    • Linear/Raff Regression Channels can now be moved as a group that maintains the original drawing shape and does not recalculate the channel. If the channel is adjusted, then the channel will recalculate.
    • Various low level improvements.
  • 737 Release Date: 2011-07-20

    • Added new Constant Range scale options to the Scale window. These are useful when using the Chart DOM and Trading DOM. For the fastest access to these options, right-click on the scale numbers on the right side of the chart or Trading DOM and select Scale. One of the options will cause automatic centering to always use the Last price when you are using Constant Range with Auto Centering , instead of the average price of the last 2 bars. The other option relates to automatic scale adjustments when using Constant Range scaling, to keep the High-Low of the last bar or the last trade price, in the case of a Trading DOM, always within view. This can be disabled if this kind of functionality is not desired when using the Trading DOM.
    • There is now the ability to set the text color independently for Numbers Bars. This color setting is available in the Global Settings/Chart >> Graphics Settings window. Additionally, the last trade price on the last Numbers Bar, is bolded and has a slightly larger font.
    • Corrected a problem from version 635 where chart data may load slowly, especially in the case of large files.
    • Continued improvements with drawing Tools. Resolve some issues with chart drawing selection for modification of a drawing.
    • There were some internal changes to the sc.SymbolData structure. If an Advanced Custom Study (ACSIL), uses this ACSIL member, then the DLL file will have to be rebuilt on this version in order for it to function properly.
    • Improvements to the Chart >> Chart Settings >> Continuous Futures Contract feature for creating futures continuation charts.
    • Various low level improvements.
  • 735 Release Date: 2011-07-18

    • Added support for Reversal Bars as a basic bar type. This is set through Chart >> Chart Settings >> Intraday Bar Period. This is very similar to the Point and Figure Chart study. This type is most useful when using the Numbers Bars Graph Draw Types. With this new Bar Period Type, there is no longer any need to use the Point and Figure chart unless you require some of the special features that it provides.
    • Improved the IQ Feed data feed connection and reconnection code.
    • Upcoming: Added support for two new Range Bar types: Gap Filled and True. Gap filled bars do exactly what is said and fill in the price gaps. True Range bars, are bars that have the specified Range in Ticks, if possible, and do not have any modification of the open, high, low and close values of the bar. These are pure unmodified range bars.
    • Updated the Parabolic study to reverse on the bar that intersects the parabolic value rather than the subsequent bar.
    • New option on Tools >> Settings >> General Tab >> Require SHIFT key for Click Thru of Multiple Drawings: By default this is on, and the click thru operates as it did previously, which requires the SHIFT key to be pressed to cycle thru multiple drawings that can be selected with the current mouse click. When you clear this option, click thru will work with no SHIFT key being pressed.
    • New option on Tools >> Settings >> General Tab >> Allow Drag To Modify Chart Drawing: By default this is off, and a mouse click is required to start a modification and a mouse click is required to place the final point. When turned on, the mouse down selects the anchor point and starts the modification, dragging continues the modification, and the mouse up places the final point.
    • New option on Tools >> Settings >> General Tab >> Keep Chart Drawing Selected After Modification: By default this is off, and drawings are not selected after a modification. When turned on, a chart drawing remains selected after being modified, so you can immediately modify the same or different anchor point.
    • Pitchfork was changed so the first portion of the center line can be selected to adjust the first point.
    • Linear Regression Tool / Raff Regression Channel
      • These have been reworked to be stand alone tools instead of just a group of trendlines.
      • The Raff Regression Channel was broke out to be a distinct tool type, was added to the Tools menu, and a toolbar button was added.
      • Both regression types can be cut/extended like normal extending trendlines. The cut just turns the extensions off, and does not "cut".
      • Both regression types can be used as targets for "Make Lines Parallel".
      • Each linear regression tool instance has its own levels that can be modified with the chart drawing properties dialog.
      • The adjust/move drawings work like other drawings. The anchors can be selected or the ends of the level lines can also be selected to adjust. Move allows the drawing to slide left or right. The channel will recalculate based on adjustment/movement.
    • Various low level improvements.
  • 733 Release Date: 2011-07-12

    • Various drawing tool related improvements. Complete details will follow shortly.
    • Added the study Previous OHLC-Variable Period to the list of available studies.
    • With the PFG Trading service, whenever positions are requested from the FIX server, only Top Day positions are requested. This resolves a problem where the position may show twice the quantity of the actual position.
    • Corrected a login problem with the Rithmic trading platform service that occurs with some types of demo accounts.
    • When duplicating a chart, the size of the original chart is now used for the duplicated chart. This feature was implemented recently and there was a small issue with the positioning of the duplicated chart. That has been resolved.
    • Various low level improvements.

*Last modified Friday, 02nd March, 2018.