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[Programming Help] - Region Background Color

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[2020-06-24 15:02:46]
User969241 - Posts: 71
How do I change the background color of a region?
[2020-06-24 15:15:54]
Ackin - Posts: 1860
Hi, I think there is no setting for a different region color because changing the background color will change both the main chart and the regions ....
But you can try the study "Color Bacground Based on alert Condition"

In the settings and input tab change chartregion to your number
and put condition =C in the alert tab
[2020-06-25 21:41:38]
Sierra Chart Engineering - Posts: 104368
Yes this is true. There is only one chart background color.
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[2021-03-10 10:00:22]
Giamsterdam - Posts: 33
My Region 2 is of a different color, im trying to remove that.
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[2021-03-10 17:04:32]
John - SC Support - Posts: 29363
Are there any other studies in Region 2 besides the Average True Range?
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[2023-11-15 12:23:14]
gtaranti - Posts: 26
I tried Ackin's solution and it works!
But the strange thing is, that after adding the "Color Bacground Based on alert Condition" study, the scale text for the specific region disappears (or go to black ?)
How to solve this? ie. get back white scale text on region#2

Screenshot attached, with 3 regions.
2nd region has the aforementioned study added, and bg to gray.

Date Time Of Last Edit: 2023-11-15 12:29:35
[2023-11-15 15:54:41]
John - SC Support - Posts: 29363
Please get us that chart so we can take a look at what is occurring with the scale, by following these instructions:
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[2023-11-15 16:11:03]
gtaranti - Posts: 26
Here it is...
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[2023-11-15 23:57:38]
User719512 - Posts: 200
Interesting approach with CBBOAC.
Can also be done in ACSIL and GDI functions.

Code Snippet:

void DrawToChart(HWND WindowHandle, HDC DeviceContext, SCStudyInterfaceRef sc)
// easier to see in the debugger with locals
const int region_left = sc.StudyRegionLeftCoordinate;
const int region_top = sc.StudyRegionTopCoordinate;
const int region_right = sc.StudyRegionRightCoordinate;
const int region_bottom = sc.StudyRegionBottomCoordinate;

n_ACSIL::s_GraphicsRectangle Rectangle;
n_ACSIL::s_GraphicsColor Color;

Rectangle.Left = region_left;
Rectangle.Top = region_top;
Rectangle.Right = region_right;
Rectangle.Bottom = region_bottom;
Color.Color.RawColor = sc.Input[0].GetColor();
sc.Graphics.FillRectangleWithColor(Rectangle, Color);

I would have thought this study should be first in the list (and draw underneath the main subgraph), but I had to put it last for it to work as expected.
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[2023-11-16 07:03:51]
gtaranti - Posts: 26
Hey, thank you User719512 for the suggestion to move around the study !!

After moving the "Color Background Based on alert Condition" study last on the list of studies, I've got the region scale back.
Now it works..

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