Editor Work Area

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PowerLanguage Editor work area consists of the study script display panel in the upper left part of the work area, the navigator panel at the upper right part of the work area, and the output panel at the bottom of the work area.

Navigator and output panels can be hidden by using the View menu.


Study Script Display Panel

Multiple studies can be opened simultaneously in the study code display panel, with each study's code displayed in a separate window.

Each window has its own tab at the top of the script display panel, with the study's name indicated on the tab.

The same study cannot be displayed in more than one window. The number of windows that can be added to the display panel is limited only by your computer's hardware configuration.

Any one of the windows can be selected by clicking the window or the window tab, or by selecting Window in the main menu and clicking a study name.

Study windows can be moved anywhere within the study script display panel, arranged in any order, resized, maximized, minimized, and closed. Closing a study window does not delete the study.


Navigator Panel

The navigator panel can display either a list of PowerLanguage keywords, or a list of available studies.

To toggle between the keyword dictionary mode and the studies list mode, click the Studies tab or the Dictionary tab at the bottom of the navigator panel.


Dictionary Mode

A list of PowerLanguage keywords is displayed in the navigator panel.

To display the information for a particular keyword, click the keyword name in the list; the reference information will be displayed in the Help tab of the output panel.


Note: Help information for a keyword can also be displayed in the Help tab of the output panel by placing the cursor over the keyword in a study window and pressing the F1 key.


Studies Mode

Available studies are organized within three subfolders: Indicators, Signals, and Functions.

Additional folders can be created by right-clicking on a root folder or on any of the subfolders, selecting Add, and then clicking New Folder. Studies can be moved between any of the folders.

Navigator panel can be displayed or hidden by clicking View in the main menu and then selecting or clearing the Navigator Bar checkbox.


The Output Panel

The output panel contains three tabs: Build, Output, and Help:

  • The Build tab is used to view the information about study compilation
  • The Output tab is used to view the study output
  • The Help tab is used to view PowerLanguage keyword help information


Output panel can be displayed or hidden by clicking View in the main menu and then selecting or clearing the Output Bar checkbox.


Arranging Study Windows

It is possible to arrange windows in any order. A study window can be positioned anywhere in the study code display panel by placing the mouse pointer over the window's title bar, holding the left mouse button, and dragging the window to the desired position. Study windows can also be arranged automatically, much the same way as in the main MultiCharts application, by selecting Window in the main menu and then clicking the desired option.


Switching between Windows

You can switch between study windows by using the CTRL+F6 keyboard shortcut.