Chart Window Settings

Configuration window contains all properties of chart window and all properties of all objects it contains (charts, indicators, advanced columns, drawing tools, trading systems, etc.).

Through this window you can modify any calculation or style properties according to your needs

How to access #

Configuration window is one of the most used windows in Overcharts. For this reason, you can access it in several ways:

1. By pressing gear button at the top right of chart window:

2. By pressing gear button on Charts toolbar:

3. From Format menu > Chart Window Settings

4. By double-clicking on the window or on a specific contained object

5. Right click on the window/object/section > Properties

6. By clicking on object’s Status-Line:

Tree-view Sections #

Configuration is divided into different sections corresponding to the various types of object. This division makes searching and accessing properties very easy and fast.

Available sections are:

  • Charts: section containing all charts of the window
  • Indicators: section containing all indicators of the window
  • Advanced Columns: section containing all advanced columns of the window
  • Trading: section containing all chart trading properties
  • Window: Section containing all general, status-line, X-Y axes and inner-windows properties

Objects such as drawing tools and trading systems are directly linked to the chart/indicator they belong to:

Properties #

The properties of an object are shown in the left grid which in turn is divided into different Tabs:

Calculation or general properties are located on Properties Tab, style and formatting properties on Style Tab.

Charts and indicators have a third Tab (Y-Axis) containing Y-axis (price/value scale) properties.

By modifying the value of a property, property will be marked as Changed and an asterisk will be displayed to its left:

If a detailed description is available for the property, a help icon will be displayed to its right. Hovering over the icon, a tooltip containing the property description will be shown. The same description can be viewed in the box below, by selecting the property:

Configuration Errors #

If a property value is incorrect (for example it is out of the range of allowed values), property will be marked as incorrect and a detailed error description will be shown in the list below property grid:

By double clicking on error description, corresponding property will be selected in the grid.

Default Values #

You can change a property default as you like from its factory value. After changing, when you add a new object of the same type to the chart, property will initially be set using new default.

For some properties you CANNOT change the factory value. Often these are properties whose value changes for each new object

To change a property default, please follow these steps:

1. Select the object from tree-view on the right

2. Change property value as you need

3. Save new default by pressing Save Defaults button:

If after changing an object property values, you want to restore defaults:

1. Select the object from tree-view on the right

2. Press:

  • Restore button to restore current defaults (current defaults may be different from factory defaults!)
  • or Restore using Factory Values button to restore factory defaults

Restore or Restore using Factory Values buttons restore defaults to all object properties and not just to a particular property!

To restore all current defaults to factory defaults:

1. Select the object from tree-view on the right

2. Press Restore using Factory Values button

3. Press Save Defaults button

Delete an Object #

From configuration window you can delete chart objects. There are actually better methods for deleting an object. This is another method you can use if the need arises.

To delete an object:

1. Select the object from tree-view on the right

2. Press Delete Object button:

If Delete-Object button is disabled, you cannot delete selected object using this window.