Most of the people I have heard of are using Notepad++ only because it compares different files.
??? >> Horses for courses...
Most people reading this forum would be using MetaEditor, but that doesn't make it the best solution.
How about integration of Help within Notepad?
If there is a way to handle it, i might try out the Notepad++ , or UltraEdit more probably.
and regarding comparing .. khmm .. BeyondCompare :)
Before b600++ Help was a separate file now it is integrated so I don't think so.
But of course one can write a Plugin for Notepad++ that googles e.g. a selected word ;)
I am currently working with the EA in the MT4-editor and right beside it in the Notepad++ I have all the mqh-files opened with the very easy and quick access to all the various functions.
I just want to add that after some emails now the translation is working (version 188.8.131.52 may be in preparation for the plugin manager, thank you very, very much Shaleen Mishra )
So In case of Russian comments or error text of downloaded mt4-code or if your English is not so good
and you have installed the the Notepad++ plugin Translation you can select
- either Microsoft's Bing translator (which requires a registration)
- or MyMemory (no registration, 1000 words free and 10'000 words free if you give them your email address).
set your language From:.. To:.. mark the text and Alt-Ctrl-z and you'll see a popup window with the translation and the option to copy this to the clipboard.
I think this is pretty helpful for many people here!!
You might set a document to UTF-8 (ANSI is not enough) in case you paste Russian text and you see only ?????. ??? ????? instead of Russian!
This is what it does for you:
gooly 2015.01.19 15:57
Hi, finally I managed to use NotePad++ (google) to edit and compile mt4-files with some surprises :)
1) I created one folder for both mt4-compiler: 32 and 64 bit. (you'll find the HowTo in: Editor=>F1=>Search:"Compiling")
I try to reproduce this tutorial, unfortunately I feel that the help file is no longer with explanations to achieve a compilation outside MetaEditor.
Any help is welcome.
Any help is welcome.
If I enter 'Compiling' in the Editor's help (tab search) I get a page with 2 links:
https://download.mql5.com/cdn/web/metaquotes.software.corp/mt5/mql32.exe — 32 bit version. I changed the filename to mql32.exe
https://download.mql5.com/cdn/web/metaquotes.software.corp/mt5/mql64.exe — 64 bit version.
In notepad++ you have to use and configure NppExec (could be an adddon)
Thanks for your answer.
All infos are here right ?
What I get with 'Compiling' in the Editor's help (tab search):
2) In that folder I created as well two folders MQL4 and MQL5!
3) In the MQL4 folder I placed links to the mt4 code-folders (Include, Experts, ..)
4) In the MQL5.folder I placed just links to MT4's Include and Libraries folder.
5) For the links I use Schinagl's Link File Extension (google) but may be it is not needed Win7-link might do it as well (a kind of a personal historical residual)
6) In Notepad++ (abrev. Npp) I installed MppExec (it's a plugin).
6) If you now want to compile a mt4 file ..NppExec -> Execute (F6 does not work :() a little windows open with some sample code.
You just need:
".." has to be replaced by the correct part of the path to the folder with the compiler and both MQL-folders
7) save the two lines!
8) In NppExec' options window I checked:
9) I set the Console Output Filters this way:
Ok - done :)
To get the highlights of mt4 I crearted the attached file, which you have to "import" in Npp: Language => Define your Language.. => IMPORT
If you now compile an EA or Indicator the ex4-file is created in the Experts\ resp. Indicators\ folders.
It compiles mq4 (I haven't tried mq5).
It even compiles mqh but code of b500-- will throw errors ONLY if you compile the mqh-files.
If you compile mq4-files with 'old' mqh you'll get no error.
If you have mqh files that include other mqh-Files the compiler needs the MQL5-folder even if you have only mq4 files
Now your mql4-EA can include MQL5 mqh like e.g. Statistica.mqh: Functions - library for MetaTrader 5
(the editor compiles it as well!)
Finally I found out that if an include01.mqh includes other mqh-file and your EA includes them as well everything is loaded only once - it works, I haven't had any troubles so far..
PS: Another goody of NotePad++: There is a Plugin Translate, so I guess you can translate Russian (or English or..) comments and text in to your favourite language - but I haven't used it so far.
PPS: I was informed that it could be that you have to switch FILE_NAME and the i:Path options - try it yoursc
PPS: I was informed that it could be that you have to switch FILE_NAME and the i:Path options - try it yourself:
Can you please help me that how can i put a account number on a ea or indicator to be used by only one whose account number is there
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