Release Notes: MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform

22 May 2015
MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal build 825

Market

  1. The new feature in MetaTrader Market allows providing products for rent for 1, 3, 6 or 12 months. This provides undeniable advantages both for developers and buyers. Sellers can significantly increase user confidence in their products, giving the customer a chance to thoroughly check the product functionality at a low cost. For buyers, the rent is another opportunity to assess a product before buying it. Unlike demo versions, rented products have no limitations except for validity period.

    Any developer in the Market may choose whether or not to provide their products for rent, and what will be the cost of this rent.


    MetaTrader Market - The seller sets a rent price for his product

    Developers may choose not to offer their products for rent selling only full licenses for unlimited use.

    If rent is enabled for a product, its web page shows possible options: rental period and price. Click "Rent" and select the rental period.

    Rent an application directly from MetaTrader 4 Trading Platform

    After expiration, you can either extend the product rental period or purchase an unlimited version of the product.

  2. We are introducing a new mechanism of "direct" purchasing. Purchasing a trading robot or an indicator from the Market is now even easier, and you do not even need an MQL5.community account.

    One-Step Purchase
    A user doesn't need to log in to an MQL5.community account and add money to it. A payment for a product can now be made straight from the platform using one of the available payment systems. To maintain a clear and unified history of purchases from the Market, the required amount will be first transfered to your MQL5.community account, from which a payment for the product will be made.

    You can easily access and review all your payments from your MQL5.community Profile.

    Top-up your MQL5.com-account directly form MetaTrader 4

    Purchase without Registration
    A product from the Market can be purchased without an MQL5.community account. Click "Buy" and pay for the product using one of the available payment systems.

    Buy products in MetaTrader Market without registration

    Then you will be redirected to the payment system web page to complete your purchase.

    Just choose a payment method and buy products in MetaTrader Market without registration

    After that, we strongly recommend you to register an account on MQL5.community, and your purchase will be automatically linked to it. This enables you to update the product and install it on multiple computers.

Tester

  1. The Strategy Tester now allows testing not only Expert Advisors, but also indicators. This can be done in the visual testing mode. The behavior of the indicator is shown on a chart, which is plotted based on a sequences of ticks simulated in the tester.

    This feature is especially useful for the users who want to purchase an indicator from the MetaTrader Market. Before purchasing an indicator, you can download a free trial version and see its backtest performance in the strategy tester.

    Visual testing of technical indicator in MetaTrader 4 trading platform

    Select the type of the program - "Indicators", then select the indicator and click "Start".

Virtual Hosting

  1. Multiple improvements and fixes have been implemented in the Virtual Hosting service.

    The major changes apply to operation in Wine on computers running Linux and Mac OS. Now you can work with an allocated virtual server as usual: migrate it, monitor its performance and view logs.

    MetaTrader 4 running under Wine now allows to use Vistual Hosting Service


    The operation of the Log has also changed. If a user requests too many records, then only part of the first logs for the specified period will be downloaded. This prevents performance degradation resulting from large logs. If you want to download further logs, you no longer need to change the request period. Simply select the last line in the log viewer window and press PgDn.

    MetaTrader 4 Logs now can work with huge amount of messages


Terminal

  1. The Market Watch window now features the current spread of a symbol. Enable the spread information from the context menu.

    Now you can find the current spread in Market Watch window of MetaTrader 4

  2. Added filtering of news by categories. Now you can customize the list of news to your convenience. If a news category contains subcategories, an additional dialog can be opened from the context menu, where you can configure the list of news.

    Filter the news by categories for your convenience

  3. Fixed crash of the client terminal when canceling computer turn off in Windows 7.
  4. The terminal interface has been further adapted for high resolution screens (4K).
  5. Fixed display of the "One Click Trading" panel on the chart.
  6. Fixed display of a graphical object set by a custom indicator, if the object is to be displayed only on some of the timeframes.
  7. Fixed terminal freezing during Search in MQL5 programs.
  8. Fixed drawing of Bitmap Label objects when using a .bmp file fragment.
  9. Fixed display of filled graphical objects "Channels".
  10. A new parameter DDE TIMESEC for sending quotes over DDE. This parameter allows receiving the quote arrival time to the nearest second.
  11. Fixed an error that could occasionally lead to the launch of multiple terminal instances from one directory.
  12. Fixed occasional crash of the client terminal in Windows 10.

MQL4

  1. To provide higher flexibility in the interaction with various web services, a new form of the WebRequest function has been added. It allows sending requests of any type with a custom set of headers specified:
    int  WebRequest(
       const string      method,           // HTTP method
       const string      url,              // url address
       const string      headers,          // Headers 
       int               timeout,          // timeout
       const char        &data[],          // an array of the body of the HTTP message
       char              &result[],        // an array with the server response data
       string            &result_headers   // Headers of the server response
       );
    Error notifications have been modified. If an error occurs, the 'result' array will contain the description of the error.

  2. New function GetMicrosecondCount returns the number of microseconds that have passed since the start of the MQL4 program:
    ulong  GetMicrosecondCount();
    This function can be used to profile program execution and identify "bottlenecks".

  3. In order to prevent tested Expert Advisors from "looking into the future", the FileOpenHistory function is prohibited in the tester.
  4. New signal property in the ENUM_SIGNAL_BASE_STRING enumeration - SIGNAL_BASE_CURRENCY which means the signal provider's deposit currency. The property can be received via the SignalBaseGetString function.
  5. New chart property in the ENUM_CHART_PROPERTY enumeration - CHART_SHOW_ONE_CLICK which means the display of the "One Click Trading" panel on a chart. The property can be received via the ChartGetInteger function.
  6. Fixed calculation of the indicator subwindow size when using #property indictor_separate_window.
  7. Fixed Expert Advisor deinitialization errors when changing the chart template.
  8. Fixed behavior of the CopyTime function. For example, before the update, CopyTime call for D1 from 23:00 December 1, 2014 to 01:00 December 3, 2014 returned three bars: December 1, 2, and 3 of 2014. After the update the function returns two bars: December 2 and 3, 2014.
  9. MQL5: Fixed access of MQL4 programs to offline charts.
  10. Fixed operation of the SeriesInfoInteger function in the strategy tester.
  11. Fixed values returned by ChartFirst and ChartNext in the strategy tester. Before the update the functions returned 0 instead of -1 if the list of charts ended.
  12. Fixed downloading of resources from EX4 files in the Libraries directory. Download of resources from library files did not work properly before the update.
  13. Fixed occasional errors in the results of the ChartXYToTimePrice and ChartTimePriceToXY functions.
  14. Fixed generation of CHARTEVENT_OBJECT_DRAG. Now the event is generated after dragging is completed, not at the beginning of it.
  15. Fixed generation of CHARTEVENT_CHART_CHANGE in custom indicators when moving a chart.
  16. Fixed use of global variables with long names (over 63 characters).
  17. Fixed some bugs in the compilation of macros.
  18. Fixed call of the DLL functions that return structures and strings.

MetaEditor

  1. Fixed formatting of variable descriptions in the drop down list of function parameters in MetaAssist.

Fixed errors reported in crash logs.

The update is available through the LiveUpdate system.

19 May 2015
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 775
  • Display of the Ask line on a chart.
  • A new category of messages for notifications from virtual hosting.
  • Display of potential profit\loss when closing a position.
  • Improved display of news contents.
  • New interface languages: Thai and Ukrainian.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
15 May 2015
MetaTrader 4 Android build 770
  • Improved chart display.
  • Increased server connection speed.
  • Fixed closing of orders with the "long only" property (when only buying is allowed).
  • Added sorting on the "Trade" and "History" tabs.
  • Added color highlighting of inactive instruments.
  • Added ability to set chart shift.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
26 March 2015
MetaTrader 4 Android build 762
  • Added display of profit/loss in the order close window.
  • New panel for quick access to the main tabs.
  • Added color schemes of the price chart.
  • Added Thai and Ukrainian translations of user interface.
  • Bug fixes and improvements.
27 February 2015
MetaTrader 4 Android build 758
Update for Android 4.0 and later. Support for the older Android versions application is terminated, but it is still available for download.
  • Changed the application design to be consistent with the Google Style Guide.
  • Added News.
  • Added W1 and MN timeframes.
  • Added Journal to display information about all events and trade operations.
  • Added Greek and Portuguese translations, updated Czech translation.
  • Bug fixes.
16 February 2015
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 764
  • A new option allows creating an anonymous demo account to get started quickly with the application. Opening an account does not require any registration data and is performed in one click.
  • The Vietnamese language has been added.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
20 January 2015
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 761
  • Support for 64-bit processors.
  • Internal chat optimization: improved synchronization of messages and updated design.
  • News support has been enhanced. The application now supports rich content and multimedia, as well as download of missing news upon connection to a server.
  • The Malay language has been added.
  • Various bug fixes and improvements.
25 October 2014
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 709
Added iOS 8 compatibility.
4 September 2014
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 667
  • Added an option for editing the levels of indicators and objects
  • Allowed specification of Stop Loss and Take Profit when opening a position for a symbol with the Market Execution type
  • Added Portuguese and Greek translations
  • Minor fixes and improvements
3 July 2014
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 655
  • Added support for the VoiceOver feature
  • Added Indonesian language
  • Minor fixes and improvements
30 May 2014
MetaTrader 4 Android build 636
  • Added message categories. Personal messages and MQL5.community notifications, desktop MetaTrader 4/5 messages, as well as broker messages are now displayed separately for more convenience.
  • Fixed a few errors in chart display.
  • Fixed trade server connection errors.
  • Added translations into Arabic and Indonesian.
  • Updated translations into Czech, French, Polish, Chinese and Japanese.
  • Fixed errors reported in crash logs.
18 April 2014
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 589
  • Fixed incorrect operation of the notification service with some devices
  • Fixed occasional incorrect matching of a trade server to a selected account
15 April 2014
MetaTrader 4 Android build 592
  • Accelerated trading, as trade requests are now sent without an additional connection (new trade servers only).
  • Enhanced application stability.
  • Improved interface translation.
  • Fixed occasional errors when closing orders.
  • Fixed default colors in Ichimoku Kinko Hyo indicator.
  • Fixed incorrect display of the data window.
  • Fixed errors reported in crash logs.
2 April 2014
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 587
  • Added 24 new graphic objects for technical analysis: lines, channels, Gann and Fibonacci tools, Elliott Waves and geometric shapes.
  • Completely revised design in favor of iOS 7 flat style.
  • Added ability to shift the chart - tap and hold it to enter the edit mode.
  • Improved usability: swipe to the right on an open position or order cell to access the actions menu when using your iPhone, or tap the chart to enter its options in your iPad.
  • Increased trading speed when connected to new trade servers.
  • The minimum required operating system version is iOS 5.0.
  • Many minor fixes and improvements.
17 March 2014
MetaTrader 4 Android build 590
  • Accelerated trading, as trade requests are now sent without an additional connection (new trade servers only).
  • Enhanced application stability.
  • Improved interface translation.
  • Fixed occasional errors when closing orders.
  • Fixed default colors in Ichimoku Kinko Hyo indicator.
  • Fixed incorrect display of the data window.
  • Fixed errors reported in crash logs.
2 October 2013
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 505
  • When switching time frames, the chart is shifted to the last quote
  • added About section, which also allows you to manage sound alerts, news and screen auto-lock mode
  • significantly revised Chat:
    • all previous messages are uploaded automatically
    • increased message limit up to 1000 characters
    • added registration and authorization at MQL5.com directly from MetaTrader4
    • improved working with contacts, added login autocomplete function when searching
    • all discussions are divided into Recent and Other
  • fixed a few errors
10 July 2013
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 501

Full support for iPhone 5, iPad, iPad 2, iPad Retina and iPad mini (smartphones older than iPhone 3 GS are not supported) Completely redesigned charts:

  • significantly accelerated rendering
  • added inertial scrolling
  • increased number of scaling steps
  • quick edit mode (press and hold on chart to enable) - ability to resize, move and delete indicator windows directly from chart
  • ability to change chart color scheme
  • Added W1 and MN1 timeframes
  • Added news and mailbox
  • Added sound notification when performing trade operations
  • Encoding of non-Latin characters is now determined by the current system language
  • Fixed errors

Added iPad version which contains all the iPhone version functions, as well as:

  • Displaying up to four charts simultaneously, every chart has its own individual settings
  • Various options for arranging chart windows
  • Handy toolbox window with adjustable height to display orders, trade history, emails, news and journal
  • Quick navigation to the close and modification dialogs by tapping position or order
  • Detailed view of parameters by tapping position or order in the Trade and History tabs
  • Searching over the trade history and journal
  • One click trading from chart
23 January 2013
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 444
  • Added ability to arrange a chat conversation with any registered MQL5.com user. To do this, specify MetaQuotes ID in MQL5.com profile.
  • Added categorization of messages. All messages received from the system are divided into 5 types according to their senders: Chat, Broker, Terminal, Community and Other.
  • Improved server list download
  • Added the possibility to change an account password
  • Added quick view of an account summary data
  • Added Polish and Czech languages
  • Fixed errors
26 October 2012
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 437
  • Fixed an error leading to the application crash when logging to an account with unsaved password.
  • Fixed an error that could occasionally lead to the application crash in iOS 6.
  • Some minor fixes.
6 October 2012
MetaTrader 4 iPhone build 436
  • Added the background mode support for iPhone 3GS\4\4S and iPad. When the application is closed, it switches to the background mode saving the current operating state. The next launch of the application occurs almost immediately from where it was stopped.
  • Optimized traffic usage.
  • Added the audio signal when receiving a push notification. The signal can be disabled in notification settings.
  • Fixed errors.
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