Getting Started

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Triage messaging tray icon

You may access the Triage Messaging application through an icon on the system tray. For most Windows systems, the tray icon is found on the lower right corner of your desktop. The Triage Messaging icon is the butterfly icon (shown below circled in red).
Tray Icon as it appears in Windows XP
The tray icon pops up a menu when you click on it.
Tray Icon and Menu as they appear in Windows 7
All Triage Messaging setup and logs can be accessed from the Tray Icon.

Send a test message

You can send a test message by going to your tray-icon menu and click on the menu item named “Options.” In the options window, you will see a “Send a Message” button. Select the message type, destination and text you want to send.

Tray Icon Menu “Mode” Selection for Test and Live Modes

Test versus live mode

After installation, the Triage Messaging program is initially set on test mode.

You can test your message output from your TradeStation EasyLanguage code without sending your messages to a live messaging service. In test mode, all test messages will only be displayed in a test message window.

This is designed for your protection. Sending too many messages can be costly and permanently ban you from many public message networks. By previewing your messages in test mode, you will know exactly what you are doing.

When you are ready to send live messages, just turn off test mode through the tray icon menu. Go to the tray icon, and select the Mode menu item to toggle from test mode to live mode. You should see the Mode menu item turn from Mode [Test - white] to Mode [Live - yellow].

Tray2.png Test Mode Displayed in Icon Tray

Tray1.png Live Mode Displayed in Icon Tray


WARNING: New users will often accidentally send hundreds of messages because their
EasyLanguage code loops through program logic without proper conditional restrictions. 

For phone, mobile and fax service, each message is charged to your account. For e-mail
and instant messages, internet and messaging networks can temporarily or permanently ban
your computer or IP address for excessive traffic.
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