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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.

  • 822 Release Date: 2012-2-17

    • When connecting to the Open E Cry Trading service, a unique identifier is now provided from Sierra Chart. This allows Sierra Chart and the OEC Trader software to be used at the same time. However, it is now necessary to allow Sierra Chart to be used on your OEC account by accessing your account through the OEC website and allowing the Sierra Chart third-party application. For additional help with this, contact OEC.
    • Corrected an issue when using the FXCM Trading service where Synchronize Service and Internal Positions on Connect would not function due to continuous position updating.
    • Added support for inserting missing order fills to the Trade Activity Log when using the FXCM Trading service.
    • Improved trading integration with TransAct. An unusually encountered issue involving fill processing has been resolved.
    • When an automated trading system modifies an order or cancels an order, and there is currently a pending modification or cancellation of that same order, the new modification or cancellation will be queued and will be processed when the prior operation completes. This has always been the case when Sierra Chart is performing its own order management. It should have been the case with order modifications from an ACSIL trading system. However, there was a decision previously that order cancellations should be immediately followed even if there is a pending operation on the order. This is no longer the case.
    • When there is a manual modification of an order, and there is already a pending modification or cancellation of the order, then the modification will be queued and will be processed when the prior operation completes. When there is a manual cancellation of an order, it will be immediately processed as always without regard to whether there is current modification or cancellation on the order.
    • Improved accuracy with Bid Volume and Ask Volume with the Trading Technologies data feed. Testing shows that it is still not 100% accurate, however it should be better.
    • Various continued improvements and development with Trade statistics reporting, Trades reporting, and trade Profit/Loss values.

      In the past Sierra Chart had limited trading statistics reporting. There were a few trading statistics fields maintained for each symbol listed in the Internal Positions tab of the Trade Orders and Positions window. These values would accumulate based upon the received order fills, until they were reset. It was not possible to have them start from a particular Date-Time unless you reset them at that particular time. Although in the case of a back test, they would be automatically reset and would indicate the trading results for the period of the back test. These old fields also would only have knowledge of the real-time fills received. They would not have any consideration of missing fills which were later downloaded by Sierra Chart. In recent months we have developed a new Trade Statistics and Trades tabs on the Trade >> Trade Activity Log window. These displays provide very detailed trading statistics and reporting of your trades for a specified period of time. These tabs also take advantage of missing fills which are downloaded from the Trading service server upon a connection to the Trading server. We have now removed all of the old fields from the Internal Positions tab of the Trade Orders and Positions window. All of the same data can now can be found on the Trade Statistics tab of the Trade Activity Log. In this version all of the development we have been doing in this area over the last few months is now considered finalized and a few outstanding issues have been resolved.

      Additionally, each chart now maintains its own Trade Statistics and Trades list internally when needed. ACSIL trading systems and the Spreadsheet System for Trading study now obtain the trading statistics data they need from this new internal Trade Statistics data and Trades list within the chart. For example, the Closed Profit/Loss you see displayed on a Spreadsheet when using the Spreadsheet System for Trading study comes from the trading data maintained within the chart and it will represent the closed trades since start Date-Time of the chart.
    • If you have an ACSIL trading system that uses the trading statistics data in the s_SCPositionData structure, this includes CumulativeProfitLoss, WinTrades, LoseTrades, TotalTrades and TotalQuantityFilled, then sc.MaintainTradeStatisticsAndTradesData needs to be set to TRUE in the study function in order to have the data for these members maintained. All other members of the s_SCPositionData structure will be set regardless of how the sc.MaintainTradeStatisticsAndTradesData flag is set.
    • The trade statistics cells (Daily Closed Profit/Loss, Cumulative Closed Profit/Loss, Win Trades, Lose Trades, Total Trades) outputted to a Spreadsheet when using the Spreadsheet System for Trading study now originate from the Trade Activity Log and are calculated from the first Date-Time in the chart and based upon the available fill data.
    • The feature to display the Closed Profit/Loss in the Trade Window Internal position field box for Open Profit/Loss when the position is flat for the symbol, has been removed. You will now see the Daily Profit/Loss (DPL) displayed at the top left of the chart or Trade DOM. This represents the Profit/Loss for the day and also includes the Open Profit/Loss.
    • There have been some internal changes with the storage of Time and Sales data. Any ACSIL study that uses sc.GetTimeAndSales needs to be recompiled on this version or higher to avoid compatibility issues which could lead to problems with reading the Time and Sales data and potentially stability issues. If you are using Visual C++, you just need to use the SierraChart.h header file from this version or higher when recompiling.
    • When using a 1 Month profile period with the TPO Profile Chart study, it is now possible to specify a letter/block time period of less than 1 Day when using the TPO Profile Chart study on an Intraday chart.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 821 Release Date: 2012-2-8

    • Improvements with CTS T4 integration. Support for historical data for expired futures contracts with CTS T4.
    • Continued development with Trade statistics data for charts and in the Trade Activity Log.
    • Some small issues resolved with drawing tools.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 819 Release Date: 2012-1-27

    • Added Use Day Session Only input to the following studies: Pivot Points-Daily, Daily OHLC, Daily OHLC Single Point. The main purpose of this input is to allow you to base the calculations on the day session only while displaying 24 hour data in the Intraday chart. In order for this input to work properly you must set both the primary Session Times and the Evening Session Times for the chart the studies are applied to in Chart >> Chart Settings.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 818 Release Date: 2012-01-25

    • Added support in the Point in Figure study to use a percentage of the last trade price in the chart as the Box Size.
    • Added a command to the Window menu named Chart Window Always Visible. This allows a chart window to be always visible even if it is not part of the active chartbook. Refer to the Chartbooks documentation for more information.
    • Historical fills from the TT server that are listed in Trade >> Trade orders and Positions now use the timestamp from the server for the Entry Date Time, which corresponds to the time of the order.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 814 Release Date: 2012-01-18

    • When using the Trading Technologies trading platform service, missing order fills for the past week are automatically filled in to the Trade Activity Log after connecting to the Data and Trade server.
    • Added a Save Password option to the Sierra Chart login window. If you uncheck this option, your password will not be saved and you will have to enter it each time you start Sierra Chart. This is useful if you use Sierra Chart on a live trading account.
    • Resolved some issues with the management of Spreadsheet windows.
    • Added a Close Trade Window command to the Trade Window Settings (S) menu. This is useful for quickly closing the Trade Window when attached to a chart.
    • Added a new Auto Coloring option for study Subgraphs. In the Auto Coloring list box on the Subgraphs tab of the Study Settings window, you will see a new option named Angle Based Gradient . press delete For complete documentation refer to Auto Coloring on the Chart Studies page.
    • Implemented support for futures spreads on the Trading Technologies trading platform service. Refer to the Exchange Traded Spreads section on the Sierra Chart Trading Technologies page.
    • A problem has been resolved from recent versions (809 through 811) where when performing trading, whether simulated or non-simulated, an abnormal shutdown potentially can occur under certain conditions.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 811 Release Date: 2012-01-13

    • Resolved a problem with Simple Alert evaluation where not all of the available Spreadsheet Functions were supported. Resolved some other minor Simple Alert formula evaluation issues. These issues arose in a recent release.
  • 810 Release Date: 2012-01-12

    • Added the input Always Use Market Order to Flatten on Reversal to the Spreadsheet System for Trading study. When a reversal is performed, and you are using a Limit order, the position is flattened with a market order when this input is set to Yes. And the Limit order is only used to establish the new position.
    • Using a new TD Ameritrade data feed which includes more trades than the previous one being used. The volume of individual trades is now accurate.
    • With the Trading Technologies Trading platform service, missing fills for the current day are automatically filled in when connecting to the trade server or when pressing the Refresh Trade Data button on the Orders and Positions window. This is useful if the fill was missed due to connectivity problems or you were not connected at the time the fill occurred. The missing fills will be listed in the Trade >> Trade Activity Log. The Trade Statistics and Trades tabs will now always be accurate because missing fills are inserted.
    • Updates to the To the Tick user study.
    • ICE futures symbols when using the Trading Technologies platform service: Beginning with version 809, there is now a new required symbol format for ICE futures. ICE symbols end with ICE_IPE. The old format was Symbol-YYYYMM-ICE_IPE. The new required format is: Symbol-[3 digit month name]YY-ICE_IPE. You need to go to each of your charts and Trade DOMs that uses an ICE symbol and set it to the new format. To do this, select Chart >> Chart Settings on the menu. Press the Find button beside the Symbol box and select the updated symbol from the available symbols list. Be aware that in some cases the symbol you should selecting from the list is the contract month which is one month forward than you are already using if you are using the old format. This is the case with some ICE contracts. It is essential to use this new format in order to receive historical data and have properly reported position data for ICE symbols.
    • Various low level additions, changes and improvements.
  • 808 Release Date: 2011-12-28

    • Added the sc.RefreshTradeData function to ACSIL.
    • Corrected a problem with the processing of TT historical fills data that is received upon a connection to the service and periodically refreshed, where the order quantity and filled quantity displayed were not correct when there are multiple fills for an order. This did not affect real-time processing of fills, that was always accurate.
    • When Global Settings >> Trade Settings >> Synchronize Service an Internal Positions on Connect, is enabled and a position update is received from a Trading service, the Internal position quantity for the same symbol is set to the same amount if it is different.
    • Combined the Trade Orders window and Trade Positions window into a single window. This can be opened with Trade >> Trade Orders and Positions.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 807 Release Date: 2011-12-23

    • Added a new command to the Trade menu, Trade Orders window and Trade Positions window named Refresh Trade Data. This replaces the Refresh Order List, Refresh Service Positions, and Synchronize Positions commands. It performs all of these operations with a single command.
    • Added the Daily Net Change Percent (DChg%) to the Global Settings >> Customize Chart Header list.
    • Corrected an issue with the Continuous Futures Contract feature which could cause out of order data under certain conditions.
    • Added: Maximum # of Open Contracts to the Trades tab in the Trade Activity Log.
    • Change to Automated Trading Management: When the quantity of Working or Working Exit orders is calculated for the purpose of the management of automated trading orders, orders that are in an OCO (order canceled order) Group, are counted as a single order in this version and higher. For example, if there is a Sell Target and a Stop order (Attached Orders) in the same OCO group, each with a quantity of 2, this will be considered a total quantity of 2 rather than 4. Previously, this would be counted as 4. The reason for this change is that because one order will cancel the other, or when one order partially fills the other order in the same OCO group will be reduced by the partial fill quantity, then these orders should be counted as one order. It is highly recommended that if using Attached Orders with your automated trading system, that you first test your system in Trade Simulation Mode when upgrading to this version or higher to be certain your Trading system still functions OK with these changes.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 805 Release Date: 2011-12-14

    • Chart Drawing Alert dialog has two new options:
      • Alert Once Per Bar
      • Only Blink On First Bar
    • Parallel Line/Rays Chart Drawings can now extend forward or back.
    • New vertical alignment option on Chart Calculator drawing tool, allowing labels to be initially placed on the top or bottom "Edge" on the chart region.
    • Chart Calculator drawing tool labels can now be selected and moved vertically to move them out of the way of other drawings or bars.
    • Resolved some issues with the Countdown Timer study. The Countdown Timer study can easily be moved anywhere on the chart by right clicking on it and selecting Move Drawing.
    • Resolved some issues with bar based back testing (Trade >> AutoTrade System Bar Based Back Test). After these issues have been resolved, this feature has now been verified to work properly and accurately under all conditions.
    • Continued enhancements to the Numbers Bars studies.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 802 Release Date: 2011-12-05

    • New option: Global Settings >> General Settings >> General 2 >> Reset Bar Size/Spacing/Scale On Timeframe Change.
    • New symbol cursor tracking mode, which is similar to global cursor tracking, but only activates on charts with the same symbol. Activate with Tools >> Symbol Cursor On, or with the associated ToolBar button.
    • New option Use Chart Graphics Settings For Subgraph Colors added to the Study Settings window on the Subgraphs tab. For studies that use standard price bar Graph Draw Types, this option, when selected, will use the current bar color settings in Graphics Settings.
    • Show All Drawings window now supports multiple selection with the Control and Shift keys, making it easier to delete/show/hide a group of drawings.
    • It is now possible to adjust the height of the regions in a chart if you are using more than one chart region, when you do not have the Adjust Regions tool active. To do this, hover your pointer over the division between chart regions in the Values Scale on the right side of the chart. You will see a short horizontal line displayed. Click and drag your pointer to adjust the height of the region. Release the pointer to set the new region height.
    • It is now possible to interrupt the automatic login on the main Sierra Chart login window by pressing the Cancel button and still keep the main login window displayed. This allows an easier method to modify your Account Name if necessary.
    • Resolved an issue with the Cumulative Delta Bars-Ticks study when using the Renko Chart Enhanced study.
    • Resolved a small potential issue with the Trade Statistics and Trades tabs data on the Trade Activity Log which arose in a recent prerelease.
    • Continued Numbers Bars improvements. Keep in mind the Numbers Bars feature is now a study as we indicated previously.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 800 Release Date: 2011-12-01

    • Added a new Input to the Spreadsheet studies named Chart Data Output Sheet Number . By default this input is set to 0. This means the chart data will be outputted to the Sheet number which corresponds to the chart number. For example, chart #1 will have its data outputted to Sheet1. With this Input, you can control what Sheet number to output the chart data to. If you set this input to 10, then the chart data will be outputted to Sheet10 on the Spreadsheet.
    • Continued improvements to Numbers Bars. There is now a new study named Numbers Bars Additional Calculated Values. This study calculates and displays various additional calculated values below Numbers Bars. The Input settings from the prior Numbers Bars study for displaying these various calculations have been removed. You need to use this study now.
    • Corrected a problem with the minimum and maximum Ask and Bid volume difference calculations displayed below Numbers Bars.
    • Corrected a problem with the interface to the Rithmic trading service where under certain conditions Sierra Chart would freeze when downloading historical data. This is now resolved. This is a recent issue that arose with changes to market data processing.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 795 Release Date: 2011-11-22

    • The Numbers Bars feature in Sierra Chart now is a study that is added through Analysis >> Studies rather than a Graph Draw Type setting in Chart Settings. When updating to this version or higher and you are using one of the Numbers Bars Graph Draw Types in Chart Settings, you will notice that a new study will be added to the chart named Numbers Bars . The Numbers Bars type, the color settings, the options for the additional text data displayed underneath Numbers Bars is now all centrally controlled through the Study Settings window now for the Numbers Bars study. This makes it easier for us to add further improvements to to this study. At this time, the Numbers Bars Graph Draw Types cannot be used on other studies. Therefore, if you are using one of the Numbers Bars Graph Draw Types on the Point and Figure study, you will alternatively need to use basic Reversal charts. You can easily create a Reversal chart by setting the Reversal in Ticks setting in Chart>> Chart Settings for an Intraday chart.
    • Solved a memory leak issue with the ACSIL tool function: s_UseTool::Text::Format.
    • One thing that was done in an earlier version, is that we have removed the Start Market Depth Updates setting from the Chart >> Chart Settings window. The starting of market depth updates is now managed automatically by Sierra Chart, if the service does support starting market depth updates independently from level 1 updates.
    • Resolved a program freezing/deadlock problem that occurred under certain conditions when using the Rithmic Trading platform service. This issue arose with the recent changes to market data processing.
    • Added new subgraph Draw Styles: Left Hash and Right Hash. These allow the Open/Close dashes to be independently drawn from ASCIL. The constants to use are DRAWSTYLE_LEFT_PRICE_BAR_DASH and DRAWSTYLE_RIGHT_PRICE_BAR_DASH.
    • Tool configuration 1-8 menu items can now be added to the Chart Drawing Menu, and the menu items use the tool configuration name, if specified.
    • New Graphics Settings color settings: "Chart Trading Order Line Text Color" and "Trade DOM Order Line Text Color" allow setting the text color for Order lines and the Position on a chart and Trade DOM independently from the chart background color.
    • Added to the ACSIL the following member: sc.TradeAndCurrentQuoteSymbol
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 793 Release Date: 2011-11-18

    • Simple commission calculation support has been added to the Trade >>Trade Activity Log and used for Trade Statistics calculations. It is specified as a field at the top of the Trade Activity Log window. This is a round turn commission. Set the round turn commission value and press the Apply button.
    • The Number of Trades and Total Quantity Filled fields have been restored to the Internal Positions tab of the Trade Positions window. Also keep in mind this information can be obtained through Trade >>Trade Activity Log >> Trade Statistics for any selected period of time.
    • New stop order type has been added: Move to Breakeven Stop Target Triggered . This works identically to the Move to Breakeven Stop type, except that rather than using a fixed Trigger price, the the move to breakeven action occurs when a Target order fills in another OCO Group in the order set. You can specify the particular OCO Group used for the trigger to move to breakeven.
    • New stop order type has been added: Triggered Trailing Stop 2 . The Triggered Trailing Stop 2, functions identically to Triggered Trailing Stop, except that when the trigger price has been met and the trailing action begins, the trailing offset will be the trail offset specified with the Attached Order Trail Offset setting, rather than using the original Stop Offset as the trail offset.
    • Corrected some small issues with the Renko Chart Enhanced study.
    • New option on Tools >> Tool Settings >> Chart Values allowing the chart values tool to be configured to use a dotted line or a solid line for the cross hair.
    • The Chart Calculator drawing tool configurations can now specify the vertical and horizontal label location. If the alignment is set to Automatic, the label is placed based on the orientation of the calculator line and whether the label would be placed off the right edge of the chart.
    • Added GetUserDrawingByLineNumber() to the ASCIL interface, allowing studies to find and get information about a User Drawn ASCIL chart drawing. An example usage is in the scsf_GetToolExample() study in studies.cpp.
    • Various low-level issues resolved and improvements made.
  • 790 Release Date: 2011-11-10

    • Resolved an issue from a release about 20 days ago with Simple Alerts that use the CROSSOVER functions. The CROSSOVER functions were not always evaluated properly.
    • The Rectangle and Ext Rectangle chart drawings now support setting an alert on them. This can be done by right clicking on these chart drawings and selecting Alerts.
    • Added a new chart drawing Alert Subgraph named Entire Bar, which allows bar High or Low to trigger the alert.
    • The Trade Activity Log window now allows the Profit/Loss fields to be displayed in different formats similar to the Trade Positions window.
    • Various other improvements and issues resolved.
    • Resolved a problem with scanning where Alert Condition formulas may not have been evaluated for Historical Daily charts during the process of scanning if historical data had to be downloaded for the symbol.
    • Continued enhancements to the Trade Statistics and Trades tabs on the Trade Activity Log. Additionally, the data on these tabs can now be saved to a file and copied to the system clipboard using the commands on the File menu and Edit menu on the Trade Activity Log window.
    • Various low-level improvements and issues resolved.
  • 786 Release Date: 2011-11-02

    • It is now possible to add drawings from the ACSIL which are considered user drawn. Refer to the scsf_UseToolExample study function in the studies#.cpp file for an example.
    • The Countdown Timer study has been updated so that the countdown text can be moved around. Right-click on it and select Move Drawing. Move it to the new location and left click.
    • Corrected an issue arising in version 780 with PFG market data processing where real-time data was not being processed.
    • Various low-level improvements and issues resolved.
  • 785 Release Date: 2011-11-01

    • Replaced the High/Low of the Day study with the Daily OHLC-Single Point study. This is the same as the Daily OHLC study except it displays a single marker at the Open, High, Low, and Close of the day rather than lines. This is an advantage because all of the enhanced functionality that is part of the Daily OHLC study is now supported when marking the High and Low of the day. For example, this study will properly use the Session Times defined in Chart >> Chart Settings. If you have been using the High/Low of the Day study, you will now see it listed as Daily OHLC - Single Point and you will need to update the inputs to what you require.
    • Added a new Trades list tab to the Trade >> Trade Activity Log which lists all of the trades made based upon the filter settings at the top of the Trade Activity Log. A trade is considered going from flat to flat. It is different from Fills that are listed on the Trade Activity tab. A fill is any fill as reported by the Trading service. An order can have multiple fills.
    • Continued improvements to the Trade Statistics tab on the Trade >> Trade Activity Log.
    • Corrected a problem with Trade >> Auto Trade System Bar Based Back Test where the Last Bar Date-Time available to Spreadsheets and Advanced Custom Studies may not always have been set correctly.
    • Resolved a problem where the account balance from OEC would not be displayed upon the initial connection to OEC.
    • Various low-level improvements and issues resolved.
  • 784 Release Date: 2011-10-28

    • Various small issues resolved with the new market data feed processing changes.
    • Added Dates to Exclude field in Chart >> Chart Settings where a comma separated list of dates in the format YYYY-MM-DD can be specified to exclude from either Historical or Intraday charts.
    • When references are made to other charts through studies and when using the Chart Linking feature, then when the chart bar periods need to be synchronized between the charts this will now occur even when the charts are different types (Historical and Intraday). The chart data type will changed to match each other.
    • Added a chart level Apply Session Times Intraday Chart option to Chart Settings.
    • Various low-level improvements and issues resolved.
  • 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.

*Last modified Friday, 02nd March, 2018.