Status Line

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Status Line is located at the top of the chart and displays symbol information and market snapshots for the data series and studies being plotted. Status Line Fields, Color, Font, and Style can be configured, or the Status Line can be hidden.

In Tracking Mode, Status Line tracks the position of the mouse pointer. The information is displayed for each series for only the single bar, corresponding to the pointer’s current horizontal position along the time scale. If the mouse pointer is not positioned over the chart, or if the Tracking Mode is not enabled, information displayed is for the series’ entire current trading sessions.

In MultiLine Mode, a separate Status Line for each of the plotted series or studies is displayed at the top of the chart. If the MultiLine Mode is not enabled, all information is displayed in a single Status Line.

Data series and studies can be Linked, Moved, and Deleted by using the Status Line Management Controls.


Status Line Mode

Status Line Mode is set from the Format Windowwindow:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Status Line tab.
  3. In the Enable Status Line section:
    • To enable the status line, check the Enable Status Line check box; uncheck the box to hide the status line.
    • To enable the Tracking Mode, check the Enable Tracking Mode check box; uncheck the box to disable the Tracking Mode.
    • To enable the MultiLine Mode, check the Enable MultiLine Mode check box; uncheck the box to disable the MultiLine Mode.
Tip: To use these appearance settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.


Status Line Fields

Status Line Fields are configured from the Format Window window:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Status Line tab.
  3. In the Enable Status Line section, select a field in the Status Line Fields scrolling list box.
    • To display a field in the status line, check the check box next to the field’s name, or select the field and click the Show button.
    • To hide a field, uncheck the check box next to the field’s name, or select the field and click the Hide button.
    • To change the order in which fields are displayed in the status line, select a field and use the Move Up or Move Down buttons.
Tip: To use these appearance settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.


Status Line Style

Status Line Style is set from the Format Window window:

  1. Open the Format Window window.

    To open the Format Window window, click the Format Window Show Format Window Dialogue.png icon on the Chart Analysis toolbar.

    The Format Window window can also be opened by one of the following methods:
      - Double-click on an empty area of the chart, or on the chart's Status Line
      - Right-click on an empty area of the chart and then click Format Window
      - Select Format in the main menu and click Window.

  2. Select the Status Line tab.
  3. In the Status Line Colors section, select a color for each text or value type in the Color drop-down palette box.
  4. In the Font section, select status line font in the Font drop-down list box.
  5. In the Size section, select status line font size in the Sizedrop-down list box.
  6. In the Font Style section, check Bold, Italic, and/or Underline check boxes to select bold, italic, and/or underline status line font style.
Tip: To use these appearance settings for all new charts, check Use as Default check box.


Status Line Management Controls

It is possible to Delete, Move between SubCharts, and Link series and studies by using the Status Line.


Deleting Series or Study

Series or study can be deleted by using the Status Line:

To delete a series or indicator:

  • Click the Remove DeleteSubchart.gif button on the series status line; note that the Remove button will not appear if it is hidden in the Status Line settings.
Important: Any series can be deleted, except for the data series that was added first (Data #1).


Moving Series or Study

A series or a study can be moved to another existing or new SubChart within the same Chart Window.

  • To move a series to an existing SubChart, position the mouse pointer over the Status Line of the series to be moved; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png, hold the left mouse button and drag the pointer to another SubChart. Release the mouse button to complete moving the series.
  • To move a series to a new SubChart, position the mouse pointer over the Status Line of the series to be moved; once the Pointer Pointer.png changes into a Hand Hand.png, hold the left mouse button and drag the pointer to the upper or lower border of the Chart Window, or of another SubChart. Once the pointer changes into the Create New SubChart Subgraph New.gif symbol, release the mouse button to create a new SubChart.


Symbol and Resolution Linking

It is possible to Link charts in groups based on the symbol name or resolution.

Each group is identified by one of 14 different colors. When any one chart of the linked group is changed, the changes will automatically be applied to the rest of the linked charts. Different Chart Windows as well as SubCharts within the same window can be linked.

Linking can save a considerable amount of time when working with complex workspaces.


Linking Charts by Instrument

When the symbol for any one chart of the linked group is changed, the changes will automatically be applied to the rest of the linked charts:

  • To link a chart by symbol, click the Instrument Link LinkingSymbol.png button on the Status Line of the series to be linked; please note that the Symbol Link button will not appear if it is hidden in the Status Line settings.
  • To assign the series to a Link Group, select the Link Group Color Code from the drop-down list.
  • To un-link the series, select Not Linked NotLinked.gif.
  • To link the series to all charts in all open Workspaces, select Linked to All LinkedToAll.gif.


Note: The resolution of the linked charts will not be affected. All studies or signals previously applied to the chart will be recalculated for the new symbol. All manually placed drawing objects will remain in their original location. Objects based on formula calculations (such as signal arrows, etc.) may disappear if the new data series does not match the calculation criteria.


Linking Charts by Resolution

When the resolution of any one chart of the linked group is changed, the changes will automatically be applied to the rest of the linked charts:

  • To link a chart by resolution, click the Resolution Link LinkingRes.gif button on the Status Line of the series to be linked; please note that the Resolution Link button will not appear if it is hidden in the Status Line settings.
  • To assign the series to a Link Group, select the Link Group Color Code from the drop-down list.
  • To un-link the series, select Not Linked NotLinked.gif.
  • To link the series to all charts in all open Workspaces, select Linked to All LinkedToAll.gif.


Note: The symbols of the linked charts will not be affected. All studies or signals previously applied to the chart will be recalculated for the new resolution. All manually placed drawing objects will remain in their original location. Objects based on formula calculations (such as signal arrows, etc.) may disappear if the new data series does not match the calculation criteria.


Instrument Dropdown

This feature allows fast switching between recently used instruments. As this feature is data source based, it indicates recently used instruments provided by the same data source that provides the data for the current instrument on the chart. No recent instruments will be shown in the list if a chart from a particular data source is plotted for the first time or one and the same instrument is always used. To see the list of recently used instruments, click the Recent Instruments button Instrument.png near the instrument name in status line.


Resolution Dropdown

This feature allows fast switching between ten recently used resolutions. As this feature is not data source based, it will indicate resolutions previously used on any chart from any data source. To see the list of recently used instruments, click the Recent Resolutions button Resolution dd.png near the current resolution in the status line.