Overview

Whether its one of TradingLite’s Official Indicators, a script created and shared by a community member, or your very own, Indicators are often used by traders to filter out noise within the market, to aid in their decision making process.


Indicator Vault

Clicking the ‘Indicators’ button in the bottom left will produce the ‘Indicator Vault’, the home of indicators.

The ‘Indicator Vault’ allows ability to browse, activate, deactivate and favourite both TradingLite’s Official Indicators, in addition to the growing list of community published indicators.

Indicator-Selection-Final

When browsing community scripts, a search field and advanced filters are provided, to narrow the results displayed.

Here, you also have the ability to create and manage your own scripts using TradingLite’s advanced scripting language, LitScript.


NEW: Indicator Ratings

Upon clicking an indicator within the Indicator Vault, you are able to view its current rating by the community.

Like-Dislike

Relive the experience within ancient Rome’s Colosseum and pass your own judgment.


Tutorial

Add an Indicator

Let’s add TradingLite’s Official VPSV indicator.

TUT-Add-VPSV

Instructions:

  • Select ‘Indicators
  • Ensure Official Indicators is Selected
  • Scroll to VPSV
  • Click Activate
  • Close Window

Adding an ‘Unlisted’ Indicator

Unlisted’ indicators are those in which the community’s author has chosen, to remain private from the public, and to be used only by a select few, at their discretion.

You can add an ‘Unlisted’ by entering the LitScript ID, given to you by the script’s author.

Add-Unlisted

To add an Unlisted script:
Open the Indicator Vault > ‘My Scripts’ > ‘Add New’ > ‘Add Using LitScript ID

You will then enter the unique code given to you by the indicator’s author.

Activate as usual, and marvel at their work.


Litscript - Creating your own Indicator

Creating your own indicator to suit your trading methodology is achieved by writing your own code with TradingLite’s LitScript language.

We will not be addressing the various functions and variables available to use within LitScript here, however if you are looking to get started, browse to the Litscript Manual and Litscript Reference pages.

Simply navigate to ‘Indicators’ > ‘My Scripts’ > ‘+ Add New’ > ‘Create New LitScript’, to bring up the built-in source code editor.

The example code below will be used as a placeholder/example to get you started.

LitScript-Editor


New: Auto Complete

Now, when you start typing an inbuilt LitScript function or variable, a small window will appear, allowing quick selection of the options presented.

Auto-complete

Preceding the available options, either a solid or hollow icon is shown. A solid icon represents a function, whilst a hollow icon represents a variable. Simply select the suggestion that you require by either clicking or using the arrow keys + enter.


New: Inline Documentation

You can hover over any function or variable to get more information with examples.

Inline-Documentation


New: Keyboard Shortcuts

Similar to modern IDE/Code Editors, a number of keyboard shortcuts are now available to speed up the development of your next indicator. Features such as Search, Replace, Multi-select are included.

Keybind Shortcut
ctrl / cmd + / Toggle line comment
ctrl / cmd + d Quick select variables
ctrl / cmd + f Show Find / Replace
ctrl / cmd + ] or [ Indent / outdent line
alt + or Move line up / down
alt + shift + or Copy line up / down

Litscript Menu

Here, you have a number of configurations available for your Litscript Indicator. Also, you can view basic analytics.

Litscript-Settings

Script - View / Edit the name and description of your Indicator.

Source - View / Edit the source-code of your Indicator.

Analytics - View the number of times your Indicator has been ‘Favourited’ by the TradingLite community, and by whom. (Note: Only available if your Indicator is publicly accessible.)

⚠️ Settings - View / Edit the Indicator permissions. Here you need to determine whether the indicator can be used by others within the TradingLite community, in addition to whether the source-code can be viewed by others.


Indicator Permissions

By default, all indicators’ visibility will be Private, in addition to the source-code being Hidden. This ensures privacy from the start, with users unable to use your indicator, nor being able to view its source code.\

Within your list of created indicators, a visual indicator is shown to allow you to quickly identify its permissions.

private-public-opensource

Padlock - Script source is private and Indicator is unlisted

Blank - Script source is private and Indicator is listed publicly

Brackets - Script source is public and Indicator is listed publicly