Release Notes: MetaTrader 4

MetaTrader 4 Forex Trading Platform

24 October 2005
New version of MetaTrader 4 build 184

MetaTrader4. Build 184

What's new:
1. Fixed «Common error» of terminal connection;
2. Fonts of charts have fixed size, they don’t depend on font settings of the operational system anymore;
3. Added GetObjectVisibility(), SetObjectVisibility(), SetLevelValue(), SetLevelStyle(), FirstVisibleBar(), BarsPerWindow() functions; parameters MODE_MINLOT, MODE_LOTSTEP in the function of MarketInfo() function;
4. Fixed appearance of comments for pending orders;
5. Added functionality to assign hot keys for indicators, expert advisors and scripts through context menu of the «Navigator» window;
6. Settings of the terminal toolbars were transferred to the file of terminal.ini;
7. Improved work of the Client Terminal in two monitors;
8. Added Turkish and Spanish interface languages;
9. Modified coloring of modeling quality indicator considering initial and end dates of testing;
10. Fixed «Trade context is busy» error during expert advisor trading;
11. Improved work of the terminal through Data Centers;
12. Fixed calculation of margin requirements when testing experts on futures;
13. Improved calculation of cross currencies when testing;
14. Strategy Tester symbol list is updated when relogging;
15. Updated MetaEditor Dictionary.

6 October 2005
Updated Version: MetaTrader 4 Client Terminal build 183

New Version of MetaTrader4 Client Terminal build 183 compatible with operational system of Windows 98 SE has been released. All terminal users working in Windows 98 SE are recommended to reinstall the terminal manually using the new installation file.

The new build includes the following changes:
1. New version of the Alerts window, sizing being possible;
2. New dialog of the chart list to be called by Alt+W;
3. Periods of 60, 240, 1440 minutes can be specified in В«PublisherВ»;
4. The Properties window will appear when Text or Label objects are created;
5. Added functionality to call New order window by double clicking on the symbol in the В«Popup PricesВ» window;
6. Added ability to use predefined profiles; when switching between accounts, the profile will be loaded the name of which corresponds precisely with the account number;
7. Fixed error consisting in the unnecessary recalling of the expert advisor after initialization;
8. In tester, when generating data, spread is checked whether it equals 0; if yes, the difference between the latest bids and asks will apply;
9. Permitted to download templates from any directory, not only from that of /templates;
10. At testing, if there are indicators in the tester.tpl template, these are these indicators that are output at the chart opening, and indicators used by the expert advisor under test will not be output;
11. In MQL4, added the HideTestIndicators() function with the help of which one can hide indicators completely or selectively when opening testing chart;
12. Modified dialog of changing passwords: the type of the password to be changed is explicitly specified;
13. Fixed error of impossibility to change password if the current account was authorized as an investor's one;
14. Fixed error of В«trade context busyВ»;
15. Fixed error of quotes buffering in DDE;
16. Added new modes in MarketInfo() function; more details can be found in the in-built Help of MetaEditor;
17. Added reading/modifying Fibo levels from expert advisors;
18. In the texts describing Fibo levels, one can specify macro %$ instead of which a corresponding price will be inserted;
19. When testing, a necessary amount of data only will be taken from History Center, not the complete bases anymore;
20. Added Bulgarian and Korean interfaces;
21. Added sorting of Account History;
22. Updated MetaEditor dictionary;
23. Fixed errors of news duplication and reading of empty news messages;
24. Simplified the window of custom indicator settings;
25. Fixed errors of В«ping failedВ» occurring during trading;
26. Fixed error of deinitialization of custom indicator when changing symbol or period;
27. Fixed error of scale latchup;
28. Fixed error of SMTP authorization at some mailing servers;
29. Fixed erroneous rounding of swaps in the В«Symbol propertiesВ» window;
30. Fixed saving the ray property in В«Trend by angleВ» objects;
31. In MQL4, the FileSeek() function returns logical value В«boolВ»;
32. When testing, expert processes files in its own directory /tester/files;
33. Fixed errors according to crash logs.

3 October 2005
Release of MetaTrader 4 Mobile

Release of MetaTrader 4 Mobile Terminal


MetaTrader 4 Mobile has been released today, essential improvements being made to its functionality.


The following has been done in the new version of mobile terminal:
1. Enabled support of indicators. Added 30 new indicators;
2. Enabled support of Trailing Stops;
3. Enabled setting of alerts;
4. Enabled support of terminal working where display has a low resolution;
5. Fixed displaying of crosshairs on charts;
6. Fixed error in the order modification window;
7. Fixed displaying of the В«HistoryВ» tab;
8. Improved the operation of the active order view window;
9. Fixed displaying of the account history orders;
10. Fixed saving of terminal settings;
11. Added parameter В«Chart on foregroundВ»;
12. Fixed errors in the news;
13. Added quick setting of the price for a pending order.


Updates are also available via LiveUpdate system.

6 September 2005
New version MetaTrader 4 Mobile. Build 184

MetaTrader 4 Mobile. Build 184.

1. Enabled advanced authorization mode support.
2. Added Russian interface.
3. Updated working with charts.
4. Updated interaction between mobile terminal and trading server.
5. Updates based on users suggestions.

22 August 2005
New versions of MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 4 Mobile build 181

MetaTrader4. Build 181

What's new:
1. Updated reading Digits parameter from template;
2. Updated Dictionary of MetaEditor IDE;
3. Updating based on crash-logs.

MetaTrader 4 Mobile. Build 181.

New beta-version MetaTrader 4 Mobile with charts is released.

12 August 2005
Updates in client terminal MetaTrader4. Build 180.

MetaTrader4. Build 180.

What's new:
1. Updated a generation process of «Every-tick» mode;
2. At generation the restriction on a maximum amount of bars on the chart is removed. For generation all accessible amount of bars is used;
3. The error with freezing of terminal was fixed;
4. Updated setting parameters of indicators on testing chart;
5. Updated close points trendlines drawing;
6. In MQL4 now all extern variables in custom libries are ignored;
7. At opening a folder with log-files using context menu, contents of log-files are dumped and stored on disk;
8. Updated saving custom adjustments of toolbars;
9. Updated changing of the investor password;
10. Updated Dictionary of MetaEditor IDE;
11. Updated Data Center autoselection by Data Center autoconfiguration;
12. Improved the simultaneously working experts interaction in trade context;
13. In MQL4 added GlobalVariableSetOnCondition() function;
14. In «stderror.mqh» added descriptions of new error types ERR_TRADE_MODIFY_DENIED and ERR_TRADE_CONTEXT_BUSY;
15. Updated Dictionary of MetaEditor IDE.

26 July 2005
New updates in client terminal MetaTrader4. Build 178.

MetaTrader4. Build 178.

What's new:
1. Added checkbox for enabling optimization parameters;
2. Work of initialization and deinitialization functions is limited by 2.5 seconds;
3. Added the features of inputting the sender and recipient addresses in ’Email’ tab of terminal properties;
4. Optimized parameters are shown ahead of the common parameters list;
5. Added in context menu of strategy tester journals the item ’Clear All Journals’;
6. Improved Dictionary in MetaEditor in Russian language;
7. Corrected errors on crash-logs.

13 July 2005
Updates in client terminal MetaTrader4. Build 177.

MetaTrader4. Build 177.

What's new:
1. Added checkbox for enabling optimization parameters;
2. Work of initialization and deinitialization functions is limited by 2.5 seconds;
3. Added the features of inputting the sender and recipient addresses in ’Email’ tab of terminal properties;
4. Optimized parameters are shown ahead of the common parameters list;
5. Added in context menu of strategy tester journals the item ’Clear All Journals’;
6. Improved Dictionary in MetaEditor in Russian language;
7. Corrected errors on crash-logs.

8 July 2005
New updates in client terminal MetaTrader4. Build 176.

MetaTrader4. Build 176.

What's new:
1. Disabled working with objects by optimization process;
2. Added modelling a zero bar of the another’s period on the tested symbol;
3. During testing at indicator reference to the another’s period and symbol, the delay for pumping the missing data is executed;
4. The line of parameters is split with tab symbols during its copying into clipboard;
5. Updated optimization parameters search;
6. Added the feature of «tester.tpl» pattern usage by opening testing results charts;
7. Changed testing dates format to YYYY.MM.DD;
8. Added the feature to show input parameters in the optimization results tab;
9. Updated sorting by symbol in the list of open positions;
10. Updated experts reinitialization by account changing;
11. Updated TimeToStr() function;
12. Updating based on crash-logs.

MetaTrader 4. Build 175.

What's new in MetaTrader 4. Build 175:
1. Added Strategy Tester. More detailed information in built-in help file of terminal;
2. You can open in offline mode the chart with generated testing data containing bar ticks;
3. Added sorting of orders in «Terminal» window;
4. Unused tabs of the terminal disappear;
5. Added the detailed report of account statement;
6. Added the feature of copying of news header into a clipboard;
7. Added expert reinitialization by changing accounts;
8. Added saving and loading the sets of input parameters of Expert Advisors;
9. Added the feature of automatic publication on FTP after changing account statement;
10. Updated quotations last time viewing in «Market Watch» window;
11. Updated account history refreshing by reconnection between various MetaTrader 4 servers;
12. Enhanced login and password fields of FTP properties;
13. Added viewing of seconds of last quotation time in «Market Watch» window header;
14. Updated ellipses, Fibonacci arcs and Gann tools scaling in indicator separate window;
15. In MQL4 functions added iBarShift(), AccountCompany(), CompanyName(), ClientTerminalName() functions;
16. Implemented additional scale of chart increase;
17. Added viewing of the contract specification (button «Properties») in the symbols list;
18. Updated histograms drawing;
19. Windows adjustments moved from registry to ’terminal.ini’ file;
20. Updated Dictionary of MetaEditor IDE;
21. Updated built-in help file and icons of terminal;
22. Updating based on crash-logs.

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