What's new in MetaTrader 5

The history of updates of the desktop, mobile and web platforms

27 April 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 269
  1. Terminal: The Stategy Tester has been added into the client terminal.
  2. Terminal: Fixed an error in calculation of distance to the graphic object of chart type.
  3. Terminal: Added a new command "Refresh" to the context menu of Navigator window.
  4. Terminal: Fixed an error when working via proxy.
  5. MetaTester: Fixed an error in calculation of trade statistics.
  6. MetaTester: An access to history using the HistorySelect function has been optimized.
  7. MQL5: Fixed an error in initialization of static structure member for cases if it used as a parameter.
  8. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
23 April 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 265
  1. Terminal: Fixed errors in processing of price history.
  2. Terminal: Fixed cursors for Elliott Tools graphic objects.
  3. Terminal: Fixed an error in cacluation of built-in TEMA indicator.
  4. Terminal: Added additional checkings for the calculation of graphic objects distance.
  5. MQL5: An error №259 is replaced by warning №26 - "(too large local variables size (more than 512kb))".
  6. MQL5: Added a new property TERMINAL_LANGUAGE (terminal interface language) to the ENUM_TERMINAL_INFO_INTEGER enumeration.
  7. MQL5: Fixed a passing of strings by reference.
  8. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
20 April 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 264
  1. Terminal: Fixed order of gaining graphical objects focus.
  2. Terminal: Fixes in trade history reports generator.
  3. Terminal: Fixed calculations in "pips per bar" chart scaling mode.
  4. Terminal: Fixed resetting of symbol parameters in tick charts.
  5. Terminal: Added OnTrade event publication, when orders history is changed.
  6. Terminal: Fixed processing of connection and connection state change in Chart graphical objects.
  7. Terminal: Fixed an error in trade history request.
  8. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
8 April 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 263
  1. Terminal: Fixed errors in network operations.
  2. Terminal: Fixed an error in modifying of pending orders expiration time.
  3. Terminal: Fixed an error in changing of the client password.
  4. Terminal: Fixed errors in demo account opening using the IP server address.
  5. Terminal: Fixed errors in movement and drawing of graphic objects of Label type and similar.
  6. Terminal: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  7. MQL5: Added a forced call of the OnDeinit function from the chart for custom indicators.
  8. MQL5: Fixed an error in call of destructor class members and parent classes for the case of the presence of return operator in the destructor.
  9. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  10. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in numeration of code lines of the call stack in the debug dialog
30 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 261
  1. Terminal: Fixed an error in popup menu of News dialog.
  2. Terminal: Fixed an error in restoring of windows after restart of the client terminal.
  3. Terminal: Added processing of trailing stops for pending orders. If position has the same direction as pending order, the trailing stop is applied to the position after the pending order execution.
  4. Terminal: Fixed an error in price checking when placing of pending orders.
  5. Terminal: Fixed an error in saving of screenshot ("Save As Picture") for computers with two monitors.
  6. Terminal: Fixed an error in saving of the attachments in internal e-mail.
  7. Terminal: Fixed an error in placing of SL and TP (in points) in trade dialog.
  8. Terminal: Added font smoothing for graphic objects Text and Label.
  9. Terminal: Fixed an error in positioning of graphic objects of Label type.
  10. Terminal: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  11. MQL5: Fixed an error in access to property OBJPROP_TIMEFRAMES for graphic objects (visibility of an object at timeframes).
  12. MQL5: Fixed an error in explicit typecasting of object pointer.
  13. MQL5: Fixed an error in typecasting of constant parameters of the function.
  14. MQL5: Fixed an error in calculation of property CHART_SHIFT_SIZE.
  15. MQL5: Added checking for the code of a symbol for graphic objects of Arrow type.
  16. MQL5: Added new property of a symbol SYMBOL_SPREAD_FLOAT, that indicates floating spread for the symbol.
  17. MQL5: Added new buffer identifiers LOWER_HISTOGRAM and UPPER_HISTOGRAM for the indicator Gator Oscillator.
  18. MQL5: Added unloading of Expert Advisors when a critical error.
  19. MQL5: Fixed an error in functions Copy* for the request of the future bars.
  20. MQL5: Fixed an error in graphic object renaming in MQL5 programs.
  21. MQL5: Fixed an error when string copying to itself.
  22. MQL5: Fixed an error in checking for a match of parameter name with enmeration.
  23. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  24. MQL5: Added a new concept - position identifier. After the opening of a new position, the position gets the internal identifier, equal to the order ticket, as a result the position occurred. Further this identifier is assigned to all orders and deals, that changes the state of this position (increase, decrease, reverse). The position identifier changes to zero when the current position is totally closed. Added new properties for the position, order and deal: POSITION_IDENTIFIER, ORDER_POSITION_ID and DEAL_POSITION_ID.
  25. MetaEditor: Added a hotkey (Ctrl-C) for the compilation errors copying in "Errors" tab of "Toolbox" window.
  26. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in alignment of "do-while" cycles in Styler.
  27. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in checking of types of the parameters in autosubstitution.
  28. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in context help for source code keywords.
  29. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in class members autosubstitution according to the type of returned by function.
  30. MetaEditor: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
22 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 257
  1. Terminal: Fixed an error in restoring of trade dialog parameters after execution errors.
  2. MQL5: Added an access to property OBJPROP_SELECTED of graphical objects.
  3. MQL5: Fixed an error in passing of strings by reference to DLL.
  4. MQL5: Fixed an error in access to property "Levels" of graphical objects.
  5. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
16 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 256
  1. Terminal: Fixed text formatting in trade results dialog box.
  2. Terminal: Fixed drawing of zero width line for graphical objects and indicators.
  3. Terminal: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  4. MQL5: Fixed passing of string parameters by reference.
  5. MQL5: Fixed error of receiving indicator calculation buffers.
  6. MQL5: Fixed method of detection of number of bars - now they don't exceed the number set up in the terminal.
  7. MQL5: Fixed data access errors in Copy* functions in "from date to date" mode
  8. MQL5: Fixed error of reading graphical object properties, when trying to read absent properties. 
  9. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  10. MetaEditor: Fixed error of data loading in debug dialog box.
  11. MetaEditor: Added output of enumeration elements names instead of their values in debug dialog box.
11 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 254
  1. Terminal: The mass graphic objects processing is optimized.
  2. Terminal: Fixed errors in charts for the scripts and Expert Advisors.
  3. Terminal: Fixed formatting of text in the trade results dialog.
  4. Terminal: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  5. MQL5: Fixed an error in inheritance of DLL access flag for the custom indicators, created in the custom indicators.
  6. MQL5: The error list for the file operations FileMove, FileCopy and FolderClean is extended.
  7. MQL5: The parameters checking in the graphic objects creation is extended.
  8. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported at Forum.
  9. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in shift of the parameters in the debug dialog.
5 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 253
1. Terminal: The format of some internal data structures has been changed.
2. MQL5: The type of returned value of the function GlobalVariableCheck has been changed from datetime to bool.
3. MQL5: Fixed errors, reported at Forum.
5 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 252
  1. Terminal: Fixed an error in help downloading dialog during the download process.
  2. Terminal: Fixed an error in drawing of the trend line with rays.
  3. Terminal: Fixed an error in synchronization of trade history.
  4. Terminal: Fixed an error in drawing style of the indicators - for a drawing style "Histogram"- with width 0 or 1, the defined drawing style is used.
  5. Terminal: The work of the client terminal with a large number of graphical objects is optimized.
  6. MQL5: Fixed an error in working with "Color" property for custom indicators.
  7. MQL5: Fixed an error in call of the functions that returns structures.
  8. MQL5: Fixed an error in call of the object destructors by using the "break" and "continue" statements.
  9. MQL5: Fixed an error in typecasting of string to boolean.
  10. MQL5: Fixed an error in passing of default value in functions FileWriteStruct and FileReadStruct.
2 March 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 251
  1. Terminal: The process of loading and saving of graphic objects is optimized.
  2. Terminal: Fixed setting of positions of charts ordering in case of an error in loading of one of charts.
  3. Terminal: Fixed errors in net subsystem for a case of mass uploading of data.
  4. Terminal: Fixed errors in tool tips for minimized chart windows.
  5. Terminal: Fixed formatting of trade operation results in the trade dialog.
  6. Terminal: Fixed an error in plotting of the zero line for indicators.
  7. Terminal: Fixed an error and optimized the trend line plotting for a case if the anchor point coordinates are close.
  8. MQL5: Fixed errors, reported at Forum.
  9. MQL5: Fixed an error in the sequence of the global variable deletion.
  10. MQL5: Fixed errors in the calculation of a number of bars in the functions Copy* for a mode "from the date to date".
  11. MQL5: Fixed an error in dump output by a debugger for a critical error case.
  12. MQL5: Fixed an error in typecasting for the optimization of multiplication and division by 1.0.
  13. MetaEditor: Fixed an error in output of the pointer value in the debug window.
23 February 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 250
  1. MQL5: Fixed an error in passing of NULL as a string parameter to DLL function call.
  2. MQL5: Fixed errors reported on Forum.
  3. MQL5: Added some features for x64 compiler support.
  4. MQL5: Fixed event handling for movement of graphic objects.
  5. MQL5: Fixed errors in Standard Library (constant methods and their parameters).
  6. MQL5: Fixed an error in default parameter digits of function DoubleToString.
  7. MQL5: Fixed an error in synchronous access to history for Expert Advisors and scripts.
  8. MQL5: Fixed an error in allocation of large amount of memory for the timeseries request in the "from date to date" mode.
  9. MQL5: Fixed an error in function optimizer that leads to the error of "Unresolved function".
  10. Terminal: Fixed an error in history formation for the case of transition through midnight when the client and server times are desynchronized.
  11. Terminal: Fixed an error in calculation of Assets (Exposure tab).
  12. Terminal: Added new option to use a precise time scale for the objects creation (Tools-Option-Objects-Precise time scale). This option allows to bind anchor points of graphic objects to precise values of time scale, instead of binding to bar time values of the chart.
19 February 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 249
  1. MQL5: Fixed an error in the access to a selected position.
  2. MQL5: Fixed an error in passing of NULL as a string parameter to a system call.
  3. MQL5: The definition of the fifth parameter (parameters_array[]) of the IndicatorCreate() function has changed - now it's a constant parameter.
18 February 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 248
  1. MQL5: Fixed crashlog errors and errors reported on Forum.
  2. MQL5: Fixed an error in synchronous access to history for Expert Advisors and scripts.
  3. MQL5: Fixed an error with reading of a string from a file by function FileReadString.
  4. MQL5: Fixed an algorithm of timeseries copying by Copy* functions for the case of "from date to date".
  5. MetaEditor: Fixed sorting of variants in case-sensitive auto completion, exactly matching variants are placed at top of the list.
16 February 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal builds 247
  1. MQL5: Fixed errors reported at Forum.
  2. MQL5: Fixed initialization of static arrays.
  3. MQL5: Fixed error in synchronous access to history in Expert Advisors and scripts.
  4. MQL5: Fixed error in custom indicators (check for restriction in the number of colors of a graphical layout).
  5. MQL5: Fixed and redesigned work of timers – Expert Advisors and custom indicators now have their own separated timers.
  6. Terminal: Added saving of parameters of a working Expert Advisor after it is recompiled.
  7. Terminal: Modified an algorithm of additional history data loading during the left scrolling of a chart – data are requested with a certain reserve, which is proportional to the number of bars requested.
  8. Terminal: Corrected errors in receiving and storing of news.
  9. Terminal: Rewritten an algorithm for the "Refresh" command of the chart – the full synchronization of initial minute bars is performed with the reconstruction of the period selected and all indicators attached to chart.
11 February 2010
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal builds 246
  1. Terminal: Fixed an error in calculation of free margin in Assets (Exposure tab).
  2. Terminal: Fixed an error in the "Chart on foreground" property.
  3. Terminal: Fixed and redesigned the "Print Preview" window for a chart.
  4. Terminal: Fixed an error in temporary global variables.
  5. Terminal: The "Standard" and "Charts" toolbars are merged.
  6. MQL5: Fixed crashes and errors reported at forum.
  7. MQL5: Changed the behavior of Copy* functions for Expert Advisors and scripts - now the functions will wait for the loading and construction of requested data. The timeout is 30 seconds. Details will be available soon in MQL5 documentation.
  8. MQL5: Added the possibility of event handling by custom indicators, similar to that by Expert Advisors. The details will be available soon in the MQL5 documentation.
  9. MQL5: Fixed errors in the operation of the optimizer.
  10. MQL5: Fixed errors in navigation through charts (ChartNavigate method).
  11. MetaEditor: Added the possibility to search in the "Search" window of the toolbar.
  12. MQL5: Fixed an error that resulted in the incorrect determination of the type of a parameter passed to the function Comment (Print, Alert).
  13. MQL5: Added checking in custom indicators: if the indicator_colorN property is not set for a graphical series, and no value is set to the PLOT_COLOR_INDEXES property, 1 is assigned to the property value by default.
  14. MQL5: Fixed an error in the operation of Copy* functions for the case when data are requested for the specified time period.
8 December 2009
MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal build 228
  1. MQL5: Fixed request of the time value of points for plotting graphical objects.
  2. MQL5: Added a method of searching a chart window containing the specified indicator - ChartWindowFind.
  3. MQL5: Fixed an error in the call sequence of complex object destructors.
  4. MQL5: Added the possibility to initialize structures containing strings, using the initializing sequence.
  5. MQL5: Fixed an error of implicit string casting when passing it as an integer parameter.
  6. MQL5: Changed the behavior of object destructors - class destructors are always virtual.
  7. Terminal: Fixed output of trade error alerts.
  8. Terminal: Fixed errors in quotes unpacking.
  9. Terminal: Implemented binding of the account base to a computer and user's Windows account, to prevent information theft. When changing the Windows account or carrying a terminal to another computer, the login and password must be specified again.
  10. Terminal: If the terminal help file hasn't been loaded yet, it's updated without the terminal restart.
  11. Terminal: Fixed an error that occurred when moving graphical objects, if one of construction points is out of visibility area.
  12. Terminal: Fixed an error in the trading history.
  13. MetaEditor 5: Fixed checking for the necessity to convert ANSI files into Unicode when loading files.
  14. MetaEditor 5: Fixed selection of the file extension during saving.
  15. MetaEditor 5: Fixed changing of the file modification time during debugging.
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