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Date/Time: Sat, 16 Feb 2019 21:16:50 +0000



Customizable Trade Window

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[2018-11-17 20:22:23]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 68993
We have been asked to support a customizable Trade Window for a long time now and it is something we have been wanting to do but the concept was never very simple. Additionally we did not want to make any changes to the existing Trade Window layout in a way that some users might want because other users are going to be adversely affected by that.

Gradually though, through the request of various trading commands to be added to the Control Bar, the Control Bar itself has become a customizable Trade Window since the layout of that is customizable and it can be set to be floating and there are multiple Control Bars which can be displayed for the main Sierra Chart window and also for individual detached charts and Trading DOMs.

In the latest release we have added even more commands which can be found in Global Settings >> Customize Control Bars >> Control Bar #>> Available Control Bar Commands >> Trade Window Menu.

We also decided we will add new control types to the Control Bar for the Trade Account selection and for the display of the Position and Profit/Loss . So in this way, most of the functionality other than configuring Attached Orders can now be done through the Control Bar but we can also probably create a separate interface for configuring Attached Orders which can be opened through the control bar as well.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-11-17 20:23:16
[2018-11-18 04:03:56]
Acro - Posts: 249
Is there any chance you could update the documentation please with screenshots to show us the power of this feature.
For example, a screenshot of a trade dom enhanced by two trading specific control bars using some of the commands now available with the latest release ?

Also, when testing this out:
1. I could not find a way to customize the Curstom Trading Command section that is available for a control bar.
eg if I wanted to set a custom trading command to "move target +1" or "move Stop -1" I cannot find any way to do that currently even though it is easily possible to do the same via a keyboard shortcut
2. The Use Attached Orders button does not change color intensity between when it is switched on or off
Date Time Of Last Edit: 2018-11-18 09:51:42
[2018-11-20 02:26:32]
Acro - Posts: 249
Another issue I have found using this control bar method next to entry column is that if you leave your mouse hovering eg over the Sell Market button on the control bar you get the hover text shown in the attached image, which can obscure the data you are trying to read in that entry column
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[2018-12-14 04:34:27]
Acro - Posts: 249
Any update on when we'll be able to add a "Move Target +1 tick" etc to a control bar ?

Thanks
[2018-12-14 09:35:43]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 68993
We will add these.
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[2018-12-16 23:27:21]
User19165 - Posts: 180
Regarding the initial post, I do not see the menus described in the initial post - using latest stable build 1850.

Also, in my brief experimentation, the order quantity buttons need to show which one has been selected just like it does in the trade window. If this is to be a seriously viable alternative to the trade window, it MUST be absolutely clear and obvious what the selected order size is - crucial.
[2018-12-17 01:07:57]
Acro - Posts: 249
Re User19165's post #7 on the quantity buttons, I think this is already working well.

See the attached screenshot where it seems pretty clear I have Quantity 1 selected on this occasion
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[2018-12-17 01:49:47]
User19165 - Posts: 180
Thanks Acro, I did not have this happen with build 1823, but will try again later today since I have now upgraded to 1850.
[2019-01-08 08:19:31]
sunnyod - Posts: 162
Hi,

im using control bar trading atm and i have a small request if possible. I like to detach a couple of the charts in my live trading chartbook and i like to float the trading control bar. However I'm finding that if i put the floating control bar over the detached chart then it is hidden if i click on the chart. Can you add 'stay on top' option to the right click menu of control bars?

Thank you!
S
[2019-01-09 20:22:19]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 68993
You need to open a control bar on the detached chart through the Window menu on that particular chart. That is how you need to do this.

Although update to the latest release for this because we corrected a small issue related to the control bars on detached charts.
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Date Time Of Last Edit: 2019-01-09 20:22:56
[2019-01-18 16:05:53]
User450179 - Posts: 31
I understand you guys are extremely busy but I also would like more customizeable options on the TRADE WINDOW. The increased voaltility and range has forced us human traders to literally have almost new room for error and speed is critical.l when you mix speed stress and order entry and exit in extremely fast mkts it is a recipe for error and disaster. A couple custom buttons on the trade window is what is needed.

these would be buttons. this is a one click button for order entry. Quantity would be pressed or deignated already

Buy stop= customizations
1. ticks above last or ticks above bid/ask... this is where the original order would be placed

2. Limit yes or no= ticks to set for limit trigger

this way I can click one button and my order is sent as a buy stop or sell stop at the number of ticks away from the mkt. I do not have to manually always go to chart and make the trade. I have a DOM on my chart and it is still too slow for what I do. Not your fault of course.

Limit orders=customizations
B/S limit order = # of ticks below or above mkt (again this is a button) I could have 3 buttons.. all limit orders.. buy 5 ticks below lst biy 1 tick below last etc.

MKT order buttons= Customizations
buy mkt button sell mkt button = yes i know you have these but would be great if I could set up like this:
1 buy mkt another button 3 buy mkt another button 5 buy mkt
1 sell mkt 3 sell mkt 5 sell mkt.
this way it is one click to buy or sell automatically without having to adjust my size all the time. Just like the banks do it
you click a green 50 button and you are buying at the mkt hit a red 10 button and you are selling 10 at the mkt.
I know it is easy to click qty then buy or sell but having this would be great. I WOULD PAY FOR CUSTOMIZATION

I would stick strictly with= MKT order buttons, LIMIT order buttons and stop order buttons. This would be a great manual start and would appease the majority of us I think. Obviously down the road traders might want a button to click for different oco orders etc but I think a good start would be mkt limit and stop orders.

I could be wrong but I think most traders trade off of one screen or chart but obviously watch multiple monitors so it might even be possible to start
fresh with a trade window or pop out that you can do all of this with?

Another option would be to create one new type of chart and call it (trading chart ONLY or whatever) and it would be 1 chart that we could
use the current order window settings but we could actually click the mouse pointer on the chart and place an order at the price we clicked. that would probably alleviate buttons. I trade short term so yeah most of this is for very short term traders. I fI could set my order to a stop limit and just click the chart and palce it that would be awesome. I do it now with the DOm on the cahrt which is good but one click place would be advantageous.
THANK YOU ALWAYS for everything
JAY
[2019-01-18 16:10:14]
User450179 - Posts: 31
Question?
IF I bought a separate (NUMBER PAD) liek akeyboard but just the numbers pad part could AI connect and use keyboard short cuts on just the number pad?
I would have mouse, keyboard, and number pad connected to my trading computer. this way I could use keyboard shortcuts directly on the number pad but no tmy keyboard. that way I would have 1 click order entry and exit
[2019-01-18 16:28:13]
bradh - Posts: 115
IF I bought a separate (NUMBER PAD) liek akeyboard but just the numbers pad part could AI connect and use keyboard short cuts on just the number pad?

Any keypad that only does numbers is doing the same thing as the number pad on the main keyboard. If you could program the keys to be something besides numbers, using Ctrl, Alt, or Shift in combination with the numbers, then you could create keyboard shortcuts using those key combinations. Something like this for example: https://www.amazon.com/XK-24-USB-Programmable-Keypad-Windows/dp/B003MB780E
[2019-01-29 02:56:26]
Acro - Posts: 249
Hi
I refer to my post #3 above.

Will we be able to turn off the hover text on a control bar when we use it on a DOM ?

It still hovers and when, for example, you are attempting to eg Buy Limit or Flatten using those control bar buttons then the hover text does obscure what you are trying to see in the DOM

I see it as the one big downside of using the control bar on a Trade DOM
[2019-01-29 06:09:56]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 68993
We will see if it is not difficult to add an option to disable the hover text for Control Bars.
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[2019-01-29 23:09:04]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 68993
The option to disable hover text will be out in the next release of Sierra Chart.
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