Triage Screen Shot for NT

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Introduction

The Triage Screen Shot indicator will take a screen capture of your trading platform. You can set the time interval and a condition that will trigger a screen shot. You can specify a destination and your SMTP email server to send emails with an image attachment.

The Screen Shot indicator will also store all your captured images in the folder:

C:\Users\<your username>\AppData\Roaming\Triage\Triage Messaging\img 

You can review these screen captures as if they are a journal of your trading throughout the day.

Installation

IMPORTANT: Please follow all steps carefully!

32-Bit and 64-Bit NinjaTrader Instructions:

  1. You must first add the Triage_NinjaTrader_Msg.dll as described in NInjaTrader 7.0 manual under NinjaScript\Educational Resources\Tips\Using 3rd Party Indicators. The dll can be found in your /user account/My Documents/NinjaTrader7.0/bin/Custom folder. For NinjaTrader 6.5, the dll can be found in your /user account/My Documents/NinjaTrader6.5/bin/Custom folder.
  2. For NinjaTrader 7.0, you should then import the TriageScreenShot.zip package into NinjaTrader 7.0 as described by the NinjaTrader instruction manual. To import:
    1. From the Control Center window select the menu File > Utilities > Import NinjaScript to open the Import NinjaScript dialog window
    2. Select the file you want to import, in this case the TriageScreenShot.zip found in a folder on your computer similar to: C:\Users\<your username>\My Documents\NinjaTrader7.0\bin\Custom
    3. Press the "Open" button and following the directions until the import is completed.
  3. For NinjaTrader 6.5, you should then import the TriageScreenShot.zip package into NinjaTrader 6.5 as described by the NinjaTrader instruction manual.
    1. From the Control Center window select the menu File > Utilities > Import NinjaScript to open the Import NinjaScript dialog window
    2. Select the file you want to import, in this case the TriageScreenShot.zip found in a folder on your computer similar to: C:\Users\<your username>\My Documents\NinjaTrader6.5\bin\Custom
    3. Alternatively, you can import the TriageAllIndicators.zip, which includes all Trade Watch indicators for NinjaTrader.
    4. Press the "Open" button and following the directions until the import is completed.
  4. After importing the TriageScreenShot.zip into NinjaTrader, you should see in your indicators list an indicator called: TriageScreenShot.

Quick Start

  1. Please make sure you are in TradeWatch “test” mode (which can be set with the TradeWatch program tray-icon on your Windows taskbar).
  2. Insert the TriageScreenShot indicator into your chart.
  3. Set the input parameters to your desired settings. You can use the defaults to see it in action.
  4. When either your interval or condition triggers, you will get message alerts. If the messages are being sent to you as you expect, then set TradeWatch to “live” mode and screen shot emails will be sent to you at any time and wherever you go.

Input Parameters

To configure the indicator, open the properties of the TriageScreenShot indicator. You should see a list of parameters similar to the image below:

TriageScreenShotNTParameters.png
MsgFromAddress: This is your own from email address.
MsgSetPort: What port does your SMTP email server require? You can get this from your ISP or email service provider.
MsgSetSendUsing: What SMTP CDO parameter to use for sending email? If you do not know what this is, then leave it as "2".
MsgSetServer: Enter the SMTP email server address given to you by your ISP or email service provider.
MsgSubject: What is the subject of the screen capture email?
MsgToAddress: This is the destination email address you are sending the screen capture.
MsgTxt: What text will be included in the body of the screen capture email?
PicQuality: What type of picture quality do you want for your screen captures? 

80 means 80%. Pick a number between 10 to 100.
SendEnabled: If set to True, then a screenshot will be captured and sent. If set to False, then a screenshot will NOT be captured and sent.

You can also specify a condition or method which will trigger a screen capture of your trading platform. 

Please remember, if you do not want to use a condition, then just set this to the default value of "TRUE". The condition will always be true and send a screen capture to your email on every SendInterval.
SendInterval: This is the minimum time interval in seconds to send a screen capture if your SendEnabled input evaluates to "TRUE". 

For example, setting it to 60 means 60 seconds or every one minute.

Warning

Screen captures take up disk space. The file sizes are usually around 50kb to 200kb depending on your monitor resolution and your picture quality.

You should ensure that you have enough disk space on your computer. You may want to periodically empty the image capture folder if you do not wish to keep the screen captured images.

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