How to Simulate ButtonClick in MQL

Jan 15, 2017 at 08:27
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Member Since Oct 20, 2009   43 posts
Jan 15, 2017 at 08:27
Hi ,

I am trying to Generate a mouse button click event in mql ..


  if(!EventChartCustom(0, CHARTEVENT_CUSTOM+CHARTEVENT_OBJECT_CLICK,0,0,,btnName))
   Print('Error ',GetLastError());

.. but no luck.

Would appreciate some ideas .. thanks a lot
forex_trader_25447
Member Since Dec 21, 2010   131 posts
Jan 17, 2017 at 04:54
You can NOT add two parameters, like you did with
 CHARTEVENT_CUSTOM + CHARTEVENT_OBJECT_CLICK
This is error.
They have to be separated in two EventChartCustom()
Member Since Jul 18, 2013   1 posts
Jan 17, 2017 at 06:59
in declaracion:

string btn_close_SELLS='btn_close_SELLS';

then in Void Ontick (void)

Create_Button(btn_close_SELLS,'CLOSE SELLS',85,18,110,420,LightSlateGray,White);

copy the following code at the end of your expert

void Create_Button(string but_name,string label,int xsize,int ysize,int xdist,int ydist,int bcolor,int fcolor)
  {
   if(ObjectFind(0,but_name)<0)
     {
      if(!ObjectCreate(0,but_name,OBJ_BUTTON,0,0,0))
        {
         Print(__FUNCTION__,
               ': failed to create the button! Error code = ',GetLastError());
         return;
        }
      ObjectSetString(0,but_name,OBJPROP_TEXT,label);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_XSIZE,xsize);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_YSIZE,ysize);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_CORNER,1);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_XDISTANCE,xdist);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_YDISTANCE,ydist);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BGCOLOR,bcolor);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_COLOR,fcolor);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_FONTSIZE,9);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_HIDDEN,true);
      //ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BORDER_COLOR,ChartGetInteger(0,CHART_COLOR_FOREGROUND));
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BORDER_TYPE,BORDER_RAISED);
      ChartRedraw();
     }
  }

and this also at the end of you expert

void OnChartEvent(const int id,const long &lparam,const double &dparam,const string &sparam)
  {
   if(id==CHARTEVENT_OBJECT_CLICK)
     {
      if(sparam==btn_close_SELLS)
        {
         ObjectSetString(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_TEXT,'Close SELLS');
         {CloseAllShorts();}
         ObjectSetInteger(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_STATE,0);
         ObjectSetString(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_TEXT,'Close SELLS');
         ObjectDelete(btn_close_SELLS);
        }
     }
  }

the function CloseAllShorts () you have to create youself or something else you want to do with that button



Good luck
Member Since Jan 03, 2017   46 posts
Jan 18, 2017 at 12:07
spijker posted:
in declaracion:

string btn_close_SELLS='btn_close_SELLS';

then in Void Ontick (void)

Create_Button(btn_close_SELLS,'CLOSE SELLS',85,18,110,420,LightSlateGray,White);

copy the following code at the end of your expert

void Create_Button(string but_name,string label,int xsize,int ysize,int xdist,int ydist,int bcolor,int fcolor)
  {
   if(ObjectFind(0,but_name)<0)
     {
      if(!ObjectCreate(0,but_name,OBJ_BUTTON,0,0,0))
        {
         Print(__FUNCTION__,
               ': failed to create the button! Error code = ',GetLastError());
         return;
        }
      ObjectSetString(0,but_name,OBJPROP_TEXT,label);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_XSIZE,xsize);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_YSIZE,ysize);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_CORNER,1);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_XDISTANCE,xdist);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_YDISTANCE,ydist);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BGCOLOR,bcolor);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_COLOR,fcolor);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_FONTSIZE,9);
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_HIDDEN,true);
      //ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BORDER_COLOR,ChartGetInteger(0,CHART_COLOR_FOREGROUND));
      ObjectSetInteger(0,but_name,OBJPROP_BORDER_TYPE,BORDER_RAISED);
      ChartRedraw();
     }
  }

and this also at the end of you expert

void OnChartEvent(const int id,const long &lparam,const double &dparam,const string &sparam)
  {
   if(id==CHARTEVENT_OBJECT_CLICK)
     {
      if(sparam==btn_close_SELLS)
        {
         ObjectSetString(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_TEXT,'Close SELLS');
         {CloseAllShorts();}
         ObjectSetInteger(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_STATE,0);
         ObjectSetString(0,btn_close_SELLS,OBJPROP_TEXT,'Close SELLS');
         ObjectDelete(btn_close_SELLS);
        }
     }
  }

the function CloseAllShorts () you have to create youself or something else you want to do with that button



Good luck
Thanks for the sample code. I'm searching to make the button works too. Found it here
Member Since Oct 20, 2009   43 posts
Jan 18, 2017 at 15:57
thank you .
benchmarkpro
forex_trader_367321
Member Since Oct 08, 2016   58 posts
Jan 23, 2017 at 21:29 (edited Jan 23, 2017 at 21:30)
write a c based dll.

if you cant get it done by writing a c based dll, it cant be done.

https://www.metatrader5.com/en/metaeditor/help/development/c_dll

if you dont have a c compiler, you could download devcpp.

https://www.bloodshed.net/dev/devcpp.html
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