MetaQuotes launches update on MT5 forex trading platform for faster operation

MetaQuotes launches update on MT5 forex trading platform for faster operation

MetaQuotes, the developer of the MetaTrader 4 (MT4) and MetaTrader 5 (MT5) forex trading platforms, said on Thursday it has launched a new build of MT5 with a number of updates on existing features, aiming to ensure its faster operation.

Updates have been made to the terminal itself, as well as to the virtual hosting, tester, MetaEditor and MQL5 programming language.

The developer has fixed migration for virtual hosting on MT5 when a custom indicator is called or an EX5 library within a custom indicator is called from an Expert Advisor (EA).

In addition, the developer has added links to two new educational videos to MT5 – How to Rent A Virtual Platform and How to Create a Trading Robot in the MQL5 Wizard. The videos are uploaded to the YouTube channel of MetaQuotes. The MetaTrader platforms feature a MQL5 Wizard service, which allows even those without coding skills to quickly generate codes of an EA.

Some of the other fixes include:

Terminal

  1. Accelerated update of the list of open orders and positions during high-frequency trading (50 and more operations per second).
  2. Optimized and greatly accelerated initial synchronization of the terminal with a trade server in case of a large amount of symbols (tens of thousands). Now, you can start working much faster after connection is established.
  3. Optimized and significantly reduced memory consumption by the terminal.
  4. Added saving and restoring the depth of market settings when closing/opening the terminal.
  5. Fixed artifacts that occurred in Windows 10 when dragging the terminal windows.
  6. Fixed the context help for a number of commands and dialogs. For activating help concerning a certain element, move the cursor on it and press F1.
  7. The works on adapting the interface for high resolution screens (4K) are underway.

MQL5

  1. Added the new properties for the OrderGetString, HistoryOrderGetString, and HistoryDealGetString functions responsible for receiving data on orders and deals:
    • ORDER_EXTERNAL_ID – order ID in an external trading system (on the exchange).
    • DEAL_EXTERNAL_ID – deal ID in an external trading system.
  2. Fixed the ZeroMemory function operation when working with structures and classes. Memory clearing was not performed in some cases.
  3. Added the error codes during the SendFTP function operation. The function sends the file to the address specified on the FTP tab of the Options window.
    • ERR_FTP_NOSERVER – FTP server is not specified in the settings
    • ERR_FTP_NOLOGIN – FTP login is not specified in the settings
    • ERR_FTP_FILE_ERROR – file does not exist
    • ERR_FTP_CONNECT_FAILED – failed to connect to the FTP server
    • ERR_FTP_CHANGEDIR – file upload directory not found on the FTP server
    • ERR_FTP_CLOSED – connection to the FTP server closed
  4. Fixed type casting access by inheritance between child class objects and their parents.
  5. Fixed a few errors in the class templates.
  6. Fixed requesting ticks using the CopyTicks function. When specifying the COPY_TICKS_TRADE parameter (copy only trade ticks) for consecutive identical trade ticks (identical volume and last price), only the first tick was passed.
  7. Fixed defining a size of a custom type variable.
  8. Fixed an error when using ZLib in the CryptDecode function that led to an infinite unzip loop.

Tester

  1. Fixed synchronization of the price history for a symbol different from the main test one.
  2. Fixed doubling of the TRADE_TRANSACTION_DEAL_ADD transaction (adding a trade to history) in the OnTradeTransaction event handler.
  3. Changed forward test behavior during genetic optimization. Now, all unique results obtained after genetic optimization participate in forward passes. Previously, only 1/4 of the results were used.

MetaEditor

  1. Fixed window arrangement commands if one of the windows is fully expanded. The Window menu allows you to arrange open files as tiles, vertically, horizontally and as a cascade.
  2. The works on adapting the interface for high resolution screens (4K) are underway.

The MT4 and MT5 are the world’s most widely-used trading platforms. They are available both as a desktop and mobile applications and, since September, MT4 is available as a web version as well. Traders can download ready-made or create their own automated trading strategies (EAs), scripts and custom indicators in the MQL programming language. Both platforms have outstanding charting package, auto-trading capabilities and signal copying.

Source: MetaQuotes

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