Drawing objects

You can insert drawing objects into a chart by doing one of the following:

  1. Right click in the charting area to bring up the chart context menu, then select Settings followed by the Drawing Tools menu item.

To apply a drawing object to the chart follow these steps:

  • Select a drawing object from the list. The mouse cursor will change into a pencil.

  • Left click on the chart where you wish to place the object.

  • Hold the left mouse button and release it on the closest anchor point.

To delete drawing object please select it by Left mouse click and then press DEL button.

In order to draw a second object of the same type, repeat the process. To quit drawing mode press ESC or the right mouse button.

Double-clicking on the drawing object in a chart will open the properties dialog window so that you can adjust its parameters. This dialog window already includes the current settings of the selected drawing object. Once the settings are changed they will immediately be applied to the current drawing object.

If the chart contains multiple drawing objects, there is no need to open a new dialog window to change the settings of the other objects. Simply click the other drawing object and the dialog window will automatically adjust itself. In the previous example a trend line was selected as a drawing tool. After choosing the Fibonacci Retracements the following dialog window will appear:

If you press the Default button, then standard settings will be applied to drawing objects once more.

Once entered you will see a new submenu with the list of your presets inside the drawing object menu. Additionally, you can assign hot keys to your templates. See more in the hot keys section. By left clicking the horizontal line price you can manually enter the exact value using the keyboard.

All drawing objects can be copied (Ctrl C ) and pasted (Ctrl V) within a chart or removed (Ctrl Del) from it. The indicators will not be deleted in this case

Remove Drawings

Remove Object: remove selected drawing object Remove All Objects: remove all drawing objects.

Attention! "Drawing objects only remain in the chart as long as the chart is opened in the workspace. Saving the workspace and shut down AgenaTrader will not remove the drawing objects. However when the chart is closed manually and hence is removed from the workspace all drawing objects will be removed as well and cannot be recovered."

Global drawing objects

"Enable global drawings" = display drawing objects on all charts:

Click on the Drawing tools icon followed by the "Enable global drawings" menu item to display drawing objects on all charts. "Show on all charts" = global display for a single drawing object:

Double click on a drawing object to bring up the dialog box. Within the properties box, enable this functionality for a specific drawing object by checking the Show on all charts checkbox. Once enabled, the single drawing object for a particular instrument will be displayed on all charts.

For settings of specific drawing objects you then have to proceed as follows:

  • Place the drawing object of your choice in the chart.

  • With a double click on this object you brng up the dialog box

  • Activate "Show on all all charts" by ticking the check box and then close dialog box.

And vice versa:

If you for example have a chart container showing 4 charts (eg. minute, hour, day and week) and you put a drawing object in the daily chart but also want to show it in one or all other charts of this instrument, you will have activate "Show on all charts" in the dialog box of your drawing object. Afterwards - and of course only if this function is not yet activated - you have to activate "Enable global drawings" in every chart you want this drawing object to be shown.

Likewise you can take over the drawing object - yet only within the actual workspace - into another chart container, eg. into the single chart of this instrument.

"Show Marker" = If activated display drawings markers:

Drawing objects in the indicator panel

You can apply drawing objects to the indicator panel the same way you draw them on the chart.

Attention! "Trendlines that are created on highter times frames and watched in lower time frames are often missinterpreted. The following picture should clarify why the trend line can differ."

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