ChartIQ | September 26, 2022

ChartIQ 8.8 Release Highlights

Written by Dan Nicolai

New Features in 8.8

Study Browser

The Study Browser is a flyout menu that replaces the current Studies menu. In addition to searching for studies, users can now find studies by active, favorites, most popular, or category for different types of studies. For small screens, the browser falls back to the legacy dropdown menu.

In addition to searching for studies, users can now also list studies by active, favorites, most popular, or category.

Study Browser education page

Enables users to view information about a study and provides secondary ways to add it to favorites and to the chart. It is accessed by clicking an (i) icon next to the study name in the Study Browser.

In addition to searching for studies, users can list studies by active, favorites, most popular, or category.

Favorite Studies

Enables users to create a set of favorite studies from the Study Browser and the chart face. It is accessed by clicking the star in the Study Browser, or by right-clicking a study on the chart and selecting Add to Favorites. Multiple configurations of a given study can be set as favorites, for example, a user may favorite both RSI(8) and RSI(14).

In addition to favoriting from the Study Browser, users can favorite studies straight from the chart.

Emoji marker architecture

A new underlying emoji marker architecture supports any module where emojis are needed. We’ve made it part of the API so emoji markers can be used out of the box.

  • Developers no longer need to create custom HTML markers to display emojis.
  • Emoji shortcodes (e.g., :sob: -> ???? ) can be used for drawing annotations, callouts, and signal descriptions.
  • An emoji picker enables users to easily assign emojis to marker labels when defining signal trigger conditions.
  • We have included 16 emojis by default. Developers may add as many as required.

Selecting emoji for chart marker

Picker for assigning emojis as markers for triggered signal conditions.

Hide/show chart content from legend

Toggle studies

Users are now able to hide and show studies, signals, and comparison data series using slider switches in the chart legend. This eliminates the need to open a menu to toggle event visibility or having to remove and then re-add a study or data line completely.

Switches in the chart legend control the visibility of signals and plots on the chart.


Symbol Search dialog

The Symbol Search dropdown in the top navigation has been replaced by a pop-up dialog for primary symbol searches. Clicking on the main chart symbol also opens the dialog.

Dialog pop-up for primary symbol searches.

Add Comparison dialog

The Add Comparison button has been moved from the chart legend to the top navigation and the Symbol Search dropdown has been replaced by a pop-up dialog for comparison symbol searches. The new compare button is easier to discover and reduces content on the chart face.

Dialog pop-up for adding comparison symbols.

Trend line tool icon change and settings adjustment

The trend line tool icon has been updated for easier recognition and it has been enhanced with a setting that toggles the visibility of the callout. The trend line and the segment tools have been merged into one tool. For backward compatibility, the segment tool is still available as a separate tool but is no longer offered as a tool in our templates.

Segment and trend line tools combined into a single trend line tool.

Drawing palette icons grouped by category

The drawing palette icons are now grouped by category, allowing users to quickly scan the drawing tools when in grid mode.

In grid mode, drawing palette icons are grouped into one of six categories: lines, text, statistics, Fibonacci, technicals, and markings.

Multi-chart template

The multi-chart template introduced in v8.6.0 has been promoted from experimental to production status. The template provides updated chart grid controls and a shared header and footer for all charts in a multi-chart grid. You can find it here: examples\templates\sample-template-multichart.html

Users can now easily adjust the number of charts displayed, and control them with a shared header that reduces visual noise and redundant controls.

1. Layout quick-pick for Grid menu

The Grid menu now provides a quick selection of intuitive chart layouts. Choosing a template determines how the grid handles modifications to its layout should the user choose to add or remove charts. In addition, the user can select a set grid of up to 5×5 chart tiles.

The enhanced Grid menu allows users to quickly select grid templates and set grid size in advanced multi-charts.

2. Menu for chart actions in a grid

Each chart now has a menu that enables users to add, move, and remove charts in a grid. The menu and the associated Solo Mode button appear on the selected chart or when the user hovers their mouse over the chart.

The enhanced Grid menu allows users to quickly select grid templates and set grid size in multi-charts.

3. Single drawing palette for all charts

Users now have a single instance of the drawing palette (docked or floating) for adding drawings to any chart in the grid.

Single drawing palette for all charts in a grid.

4. Symbol search from any chart

Users can now change instruments by clicking on the symbol in the legend of any tiled chart to activate the symbol search dialog. Users no longer have to select the active chart and then click on the Symbol Search icon in the top-left corner to change the symbol.

Symbol search directly from any chart.


Language change forces sorting of studies menu

The Studies menu and the new Study Browser (see Experimental Features) are now sorted when the language is changed. Non-alphabetic languages are first sorted by language code and then by Unicode.

Studies menu is sorted when the language is changed.

Next Article