Using VTS

MetaTrader init and deinit functions on main system drawing of VTS

Special MetaTrader Functions: init, deinit and start

Special MetaTrader Functions: init, deinit and start If you have ever used the MetaEditor to build an Expert Advisor, you may have noticed that the editor automatically builds 3 functions for you: init, deinit and start. This is what they mean: init: This function is called when the Expert Advisor is […]

by September 26, 2013 2 comments MQL, Using VTS
Running an Alert-Only Expert Advisor

Running an Alert-Only Expert Advisor

Running an “Alert-Only” Expert Advisor on your MetaTrader Platform There are several ways to build and run an Alert-Only Expert Advisor on your MetaTrader platform. An Alert-Only Expert Advisor is an EA that does not open or close trades when a trade signal is detected, but instead generates an alert. […]

by September 6, 2013 0 comments MQL, Using VTS
How to Debug Expert Advisors (MetaTrader 4)

How to Debug Expert Advisors (MetaTrader 4)

Debug Expert Advisors Using VTS The MetaTrader platform does not have any built-in functionality for debugging. So, we do what we programmers have always done: add lots of print statements to figure out how the program is executing. This is easy to do in VTS. Just use the Message tab […]

by August 9, 2013 1 comment EA Builders, MQL, Using VTS
Top 6 Reasons Your Expert Advisor Does Not Trade

Top 6 Reasons Your Expert Advisor Does Not Trade

Help! My Expert Advisor Does Not Trade 1. Did you enable trading on your MetaTrader platform? The icon should be green, not red. This shows Expert Advisors as disabled: This is what it looks like when Expert Advisors are enabled:       2. Have you enabled Live Trading on the Expert Advisor […]

by August 9, 2013 0 comments EA Builders, Trading, Using VTS
How to Resolve an MQL Syntax Error

How to Resolve an MQL Syntax Error

How to Resolve an MQL Syntax Error Inspect the Error message, then locate & fix the problem The VTS output tab will show the exact MQL syntax error: Although this shows the exact location of the error in the MQL file, this information may not be very helpful, especially with […]

by August 9, 2013 0 comments Using VTS