Build 600 2
In my last article about improved input settings in mql4 I told you about enumerations and how they allow you to utilize drop down menus in your EA's settings. That was certainly a great improvement to the way settings are handled in MQL4 but there's another feature that you should be using.
If you're familiar with the original style of MQL4 coding you've probably used 'extern' variables to facilitate input from users. Since build 600 of MetaTrader 4 there's a new kid on the block.
Input variables or settings can now be declared as either 'extern' or 'input' and the difference between the two is pretty straight forward. (more…)
Unless you've been living under a rock for the past week then you couldn't have failed to notice the uproar that's being caused by the latest release of MT4.
Build 600 of MT4,the most popular trading platform in the world, was unveiled at the beginning of February 2014. It's the most significant change to the platform since it was first introduced in 2005 and has caused a great deal of controversy.
When the news hit the trading world the most popular Forex trading forum, Forex Factory, lit up !
In just two weeks the dedicated thread over there has grown to over 20 pages of posts. That's almost 500 posts... in only two weeks !
But is all this controversy and uproar really warranted? (more…)