MetaEditor Help

User Interface

User Interface

Interface of MetaEditor contains the following elements:

  • Main Menu
    All commands and functions that can be executed in MetaEditor are collected in its main menu. The main menu contains: "File", "Edit", "View", "Debug", "Tools", "Window", "Help".
  • Toolbars
    Here commands and functions of the main menu are repeated. The toolbars can be adjusted.
  • Navigator
    The navigator window is intended for navigating through all files referring to program writing in MetaEditor. A tree-type list of folders and files stored in MQL4 or MQL5 folder of the client terminal is shown here.
  • Managing Windows
    In MetaEditor the source code is edited in a separate window for each file. The unlimited number of such windows can be opened at the same time.
  • Status Bar
    The status bar helps to visualize additional information in the terminal. It contains tips for commands, current position of a cursor in the code, typing mode indicator (Insert) are shown in this bar.
  • Toolbox
    Toolbox is a multifunctional window intended for viewing program compiling errors, for searching, debugging. etc.
  • MQL4/MQL5 Wizard
    In MetaEditor, different types of programs can be created by templates using MQL4/MQL5 Wizard.
  • Hot Keys
    For quicker performance of some actions various hot keys can be used.

The MetaEditor window header contains the name of the currently open MQL4/MQL5 program.