Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue  [SOLVED]

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Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue

Postby PD Quig » 12 Jan 2019

I finally got around to trying out the rectangle functionality new in release 12 and ran into my usual multiple data stream difficulty. Not having code-based rectangle drawing, some years ago I used three lines to define volume zones (vertical start line, a top line, and a bottom line). It looked like this with the indicator based on data2:
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It worked but I always disliked the look of it. So, using identical logic with new rectangle keywords, I implemented rectangles and it gives a much better, easier to work with look: Here's how that same data looks using rectangles. However, in this picture the indicator is based on data1....
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...because unfortunately, the indicator does not work when it is pointed at the 8 range data stream in data2. Instead, I get this:
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Instead of rectangles I get what appears to be only the bottom lines of the rectangles. Maybe it has to do with MaxBarsBack being different on the two charts? Doesn't make sense to me.

Here are the relevant rectangle key word parts of the code:

This does the initial plot of the green rectangles--

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VZ_G_ID[VG_Count] = RectangleNew_BN(VZ_G_Signal_Bar[VG_Count], VZ_GH[VG_Count],
VZ_G_Break_Bar[VG_Count], VZ_GL[VG_Count]);
RectangleSetFillColor(VZ_G_ID[VG_Count], Demand_Zone_Color);
RectangleSetColor(VZ_G_ID[VG_Count], Color_VZ_Green_Outline);
RectangleSetStyle(VZ_G_ID[VG_Count], tool_solid);
RectangleSetSize(VZ_G_ID[VG_Count], 0.5);
This updates the rectangle end point as time marches on--

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for value1 = 1 to VG_Count begin

RectangleSetEnd_BN(VZ_G_ID[value1], VZ_G_Break_Bar[value1] , VZ_GL[value1]);
end;
Also: the 3rd parameter of RectangleSetEnd_BN doesn't make any sense to me. It seems to me that this function should only need two parameters: 1) the rectangle ID and 2) the bar number of the desired end.

Any insights / ideas would be greatly appreciated.

-pdq
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Re: Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue

Postby Anna MultiCharts » 15 Jan 2019

Hello, PD Quig!

Please provide your workspace + simplified indicator in PLA so we could reproduce and analyze this.

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Re: Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue

Postby PD Quig » 18 Jan 2019

Anna, I have raised an (MC-2549 - RectangleNew_BN plots improperly on a multi-datastream chart). I'm attaching the workspace and .pla here and have also sent the same directly to Henry.
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Re: Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue

Postby Anna MultiCharts » 28 Jan 2019

PD Quig,

Thanks for the files. The issue has been replicated now. The fix is targeted for MultiCharts 12 Release 6.

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Re: Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue  [SOLVED]

Postby Anna MultiCharts » 11 Apr 2019

This bug was fixed in MultiCharts 12 Release 6. You can download it here: http://www.multicharts.com/trading-software-download/

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Re: Multiple data streams rectangle drawing issue

Postby PD Quig » 11 Apr 2019

Thanks, Anna!


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