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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
Common reasons your Expert Advisor does not build

Common reasons your Expert Advisor does not build

The most common reasons your Expert Advisor does not build First: Did your Expert Advisor really not build?  VTS will output both Errors and Warnings. Warnings are informational only. They may indicate there is a problem, but they will not prevent an Expert Advisor from being built. For example, if a Logic Element is […]

by August 9, 2013 0 comments Using VTS
MQL Shift Entry Screen

What is the MetaTrader SHIFT parameter?

What is the MetaTrader SHIFT parameter? The SHIFT parameter is used to identify a candle (or bar) on a MetaTrader price chart. The currently forming candle has a shift value of  0. The last fully formed candle has a shift value of 1. The candle formed before that one has a shift value of 2, and so and […]

by August 2, 2013 0 comments FAQ, MQL, Using VTS