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How to create a hatched area in a chart

Updated on 2011-12-31 03:43:48

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- Right click on a chart then click on "Create new pane"
- Right click on the new pane then click on "Edit formula"
- Type the following lines to add a moving average indicator

a = sma(close, 30);
plot(a, "SMA", colorRed, ChartLine, StyleOwnScale);

- To create a hatched area, we must use the "SetHatchBrush" function.

Type the function just after the indicator you want to update.

Example Chart 1:

SetHatchBrush("BackwardDiagonal", colorRed);

Example Chart 2:

SetHatchBrush("SmallGrid", colorRed|100);

By adding "|100" next to "colorRed", we instruct QuantShare to set the opacity of the red color to 100 (0 = transparent, 255 = opaque)

To list the different hatch brushes, set the mouse cursor after "SetHatchBrush(" then use the CONTROL+SPACE shortcut.

There are more than 50 hatch brushes, including:

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