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Custom chart hint

Postby janus » 27 May 2009

Is there a way to include additional values in the chart hint window without plotting them (aka balloon)? I tried to use plot and noplot but that combination prevents the display of the values.

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Postby TJ » 27 May 2009

in the Format > Study window, set the plot to invisible.

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Postby janus » 27 May 2009

Thanks, that worked. The next idea is to be able to print text as well but I know that's not doable via a plot. What would be better is a separate custom balloon that is displayed when the cursor is hovering over specific (and optionally hidden) drawing objects (eg, rectangles).

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Postby TJ » 27 May 2009

theoretically it can be done... but i have not tried it.

1. draw an arrow.

2. use the mouse to move the arrow to where you want the text balloon.

3. use arw_gettime to find the position of the arrow...

then make the balloon at that location

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Postby janus » 27 May 2009

Now that I'm using real values, the vertical scale is all wrong since the numbers are much smaller than the displayed indicator. I suppose there's no way to force the auto scaling to ignore the invisible plots. I could user user-defined values but I need auto scaling as I scroll back in time.

I'll try the arrow idea.

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Postby TJ » 27 May 2009

Now that I'm using real values, the vertical scale is all wrong since the numbers are much smaller than the displayed indicator. I suppose there's no way to force the auto scaling to ignore the invisible plots. I could user user-defined values but I need auto scaling as I scroll back in time.
I'll try the arrow idea.


go to Format Symbol

uncheck the Expand Scale to Indicators

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Postby janus » 27 May 2009

I don't have that option. I presume it's in the new v5.0 release of MC. I'll be downloading it later. Thanks.


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