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Open Feature request MC-284

we need a better way to plot text

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When we want to plot text on a chart, the easiest way is to plot it above or below a price bar. It's very straight forward, not an issue here.
The problem though is when we decide to plot it on other areas of a chart. The aiHighestDispValue and aiLowestDispValue reserved words never worked for me since I was never able to fix the text to the background of the chart independently of the chart itself being zoomed in or out.
So my idea would be to divide the chart by coordinates. Divide the chart in 8 or 16 squares, each with it's own coordinate.
Each coordinate has it's own EL reserved word so we can access it easily in PLE.
Imagine that we want to have some text on the top right or bottom right of the text. This way, even zooming in or out the chart, the text would be always visible independently of the coordinate you've chosen to plot it.

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user-offline.png  janus (janus)
Apr 20, 2011 - 01:43

Rather than limit the location of the text to only certain areas in the window, use a percentage of the x and y axis as follows.  0% along the x axis relates to the extreme left side of the window.  100% relates to the extreme right side.  Likewise, 0% for the y axis relates to the bottom of the screen, 100% to the top.  For example, (50, 50) would plot the text starting at the center of the screen.

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