Candle Fill Color

C4men

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Maybe a simple answer, but cannot seem to find the correct solution.

Is it possible to change both the border and fill color for a specific bar whenever criteria in my code is met?

Super-simple example when 'PlotA crosses above EMA'
 
Is there a way to input candle border up/border down in custom code, working on gradient candles for relative volume.
- I know this can be done in settings under appearance for border colors, just not sure which code this would operate from.
Thanks
 
Is there a way to input candle border up/border down in custom code, working on gradient candles for relative volume.
- I know this can be done in settings under appearance for border colors, just not sure which code this would operate from.
Thanks

Here is an example of border coloring of candles based upon TTM.Trend as the conditon. The charts displayed below show on the upper, red/green candles with the border color, blue/red to correspond to the TTM.Trend candle coloring as seen in the lower chart. You should be able to change the condition to your liking. Regrettable, TOS does not provide the ability to increase the intensity/width of the border code display.

Capture.jpg

Code:
def o = open;
def h = high;
def l = low;
def c = close;

def cond = if TTM_Trend() then 1 else 0;
#def cond = if c > o then 1 else 0;
input charttype = ChartType.CANDLE;


def o1 = if cond
         then if o < c then c else o
         else Double.NaN;
def c1 = if cond
         then if o < c then o else c 
         else Double.NaN;
def h1 = if cond
         then h
         else Double.NaN;
def l1 = if cond
         then l
         else Double.NaN;

AddChart(growColor = Color.blue, fallColor = Color.BLUE, neutralColor = Color.BLUE, high = h1, low = l1, open = c1, close = o1, type = charttype);

def cond1 = if TTM_Trend().TrendDown then 1 else 0;
#def cond1 = if c < o then 1 else 0;
def o2 = if cond1
         then if o < c then c else o
         else Double.NaN;
def c2 = if cond1
         then if o < c then o else c 
         else Double.NaN;
def h2 = if cond1
         then h
         else Double.NaN;
def l2 = if cond1
         then l
         else Double.NaN;

AddChart(growColor = Color.red, fallColor = Color.RED, neutralColor = Color.RED, high = h2, low = l2, open = c2, close = o2, type = charttype);
 
Here is an example of border coloring of candles based upon TTM.Trend as the conditon. The charts displayed below show on the upper, red/green candles with the border color, blue/red to correspond to the TTM.Trend candle coloring as seen in the lower chart. You should be able to change the condition to your liking. Regrettable, TOS does not provide the ability to increase the intensity/width of the border code display.
Awesome, thank you!! appreciate your help and quick reply.
 
Here is an example of border coloring of candles based upon TTM.Trend as the conditon. The charts displayed below show on the upper, red/green candles with the border color, blue/red to correspond to the TTM.Trend candle coloring as seen in the lower chart. You should be able to change the condition to your liking. Regrettable, TOS does not provide the ability to increase the intensity/width of the border code display.
This is amazing - was looking high & low to find something like this.
Is this only possible with addchart? Or conditionally based on other studies? I'm looking for a way to change the candle color which is very easily done but.. maintain the border color based on regular price action .
 
This is amazing - was looking high & low to find something like this.
Is this only possible with addchart? Or conditionally based on other studies? I'm looking for a way to change the candle color which is very easily done but.. maintain the border color based on regular price action .

I have found that the addchart() is the only way to do this. In addition to highlighting, you can also create multi-colors.

Below is a candle split in half. The Top Half displays Heiken Ashi Candle Coloring of White/Black, while the Bottom Half displays Standard Candle Coloring of Green/Red.

The size of the split can be adjusted by the divisors used as well as creating additional color bands.

I wrote the code a long time ago when I was testing how this could be done. As I do not use this, I have not spent the time to refine the code.
Capture.jpg

Ruby:
#Addchart candle split in half: Top Half displays Heiken Ashi Candle Coloring of White/Black, while the Bottom Half displays Standard Candle Coloring of Green/Red

#The size of the split can be adjusted by the divisors used.

#Addchartbubbles are optional to display the color of the last candle on the chart, colored green/red for up/down


input charttype = ChartType.CANDLE;

def o = open;
def h = high;
def l = low;
def c = close;

########   Top Half of Candle = Heiken Ashi Coloring  ##########
def oo1;
def ll1;
def cc1;
def hh1;

def HAclose   =  ohlc4;
def HAopen    = CompoundValue( 1, ( HAopen[1] + HAclose[1] ) / 2, HAclose );
def HAhigh    = Max( high, Max( HAopen, HAclose ) );
def HAlow     = Min( low, Min( HAopen, HAclose ) );
if HAclose > HAopen {
    oo1 =  if o <= c
           then c
           else if o > c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
    hh1 =  if o <= c
           then h
           else if o > c   
           then h
           else Double.NaN;
    ll1 =  if o <= c
           then c
           else if o > c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
    cc1 =  if o <= c
           then o - (o - c) / 2
           else if o > c
           then o - (o - c) / 2
           else Double.NaN;
} else {
    oo1 = Double.NaN;
    hh1 = Double.NaN;
    ll1 = Double.NaN;
    cc1 = Double.NaN;
}

AddChart(growColor = Color.white, fallColor = Color.GREEN, neutralColor = Color.GRAY, high = hh1, low = ll1, open = oo1, close = cc1, type = charttype);

def o1;
def l1;
def c1;
def h1;

if HAclose < HAopen {
     o1 =  if o <= c
           then c
           else if o > c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
    h1 =  if o <= c
           then h
           else if o > c   
           then h
           else Double.NaN;
    l1 =  if o <= c
           then c
           else if o > c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
    c1 =  if o <= c
           then o - (o - c) / 2
           else if o > c
           then o - (o - c) / 2
           else Double.NaN;
} else {
    o1 = Double.NaN;
    h1 = Double.NaN;
    l1 = Double.NaN;
    c1 = Double.NaN;
}

AddChart(growColor = Color.black , fallColor = Color.GREEN, neutralColor = Color.GRAY, high = h1, low = l1, open = o1, close = c1, type = charttype);

#####  Bottom Half == Candle Coloring  ######

def o2;
def c2;
def h2;
def l2;


if c>o {
    o2  =  if o > c
           then c - (c - o) / 2
           else if o <= c
           then c - (c - o) / 2
           else Double.NaN;
    h2  =  if o > c
           then c
           else if o <= c       
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
    l2  =  if o > c
           then l
           else if o <= c
           then l
           else Double.NaN;
    c2  =  if o > c
           then c
           else if o <= c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
} else {
    o2 = Double.NaN;
    h2 = Double.NaN;
    l2 = Double.NaN;
    c2 = Double.NaN;
}

AddChart(growColor = Color.green , fallColor = Color.GREEN, neutralColor = Color.GRAY, high = h2, low = l2, open = o2, close = c2, type = charttype);

def oo2;
def cc2;
def hh2;
def ll2;

if o>c {
   oo2  =  if o > c
           then c - (c - o) / 2
           else if o <= c
           then c - (c - o) / 2
           else Double.NaN;
   hh2   =  if o > c
           then c
           else if o <= c       
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
   ll2  =  if o > c
           then l
           else if o <= c
           then l
           else Double.NaN;
   cc2  =  if o > c
           then c
           else if o <= c
           then o
           else Double.NaN;
} else {
   oo2 = Double.NaN;
   cc2 = Double.NaN;
   hh2 = Double.NaN;
   ll2 = Double.NaN;
}

AddChart(growColor = Color.red , fallColor = Color.GREEN, neutralColor = Color.GRAY, high = hh2, low = ll2, open = oo2, close = cc2, type = charttype);


input bubblemover = 3;
def b  = bubblemover;
def b1 = b + 1;
AddChartBubble(IsNaN(close[b]) and !IsNaN(close[b1]), c[b1], "C", if c[b1]>o[b1] then color.green else color.red);
AddChartBubble(IsNaN(close[b]) and !IsNaN(close[b1]), c[b1], "HA", if haclose[b1]>haopen[b1] then color.green else color.red);
 
Thank you so much for this, purely genius.
I'm trying to have some candles painted with a conditional color but have the borders still reflect weather it's an up or down candle and I was able to get it working by playing with the o and c defs. What I'm trying to figure out by what mechanism can you tell TOS whether you're referring to the candle border or as a split? There's very little info out there on addchart since it's an unsupported feature.

Also, what did you mean by this "#The size of the split can be adjusted by the divisors used."
 
Thank you so much for this, purely genius.
I'm trying to have some candles painted with a conditional color but have the borders still reflect weather it's an up or down candle and I was able to get it working by playing with the o and c defs. What I'm trying to figure out by what mechanism can you tell TOS whether you're referring to the candle border or as a split? There's very little info out there on addchart since it's an unsupported feature.

Also, what did you mean by this "#The size of the split can be adjusted by the divisors used."

I experimented with different ways to manipulate the addchart function to create borders and multicolors, primarily by swapping the close and open variables. Following is a simple example you can use to add borders to regular candles and/or multicolor candles as above. Basically, it is just hollow candles that overlap regular 'filled with color' TOS candles.

The divisors (divide by 2) are those found in the above multicolor script. You can change those to create different multicolor views. Most of what I did was created through trial and error as TOS does not support the addchart function, but they left it available for us to use, if you are aware it exists.

Ruby:
#Border Highlight for Candle based with Color Filled Candlesticks
#Sleepyz 20210726

input borderhighlight = yes;
def o = open;
def h = high;
def l = low;
def c = close;

def cond = if borderhighlight and c >= o then 1 else 0;

input charttype = ChartType.CANDLE;


def o1 = if cond
         then if o < c then c else o
         else Double.NaN;
def c1 = if cond
         then if o < c then o else c
         else Double.NaN;
def h1 = if cond
         then h
         else Double.NaN;
def l1 = if cond
         then l
         else Double.NaN;

AddChart(growColor = Color.cyan, fallColor = Color.BLUE, neutralColor = Color.BLUE, high = h1, low = l1, open = c1, close = o1, type = charttype);

def cond1 = if borderhighlight and c < o then 1 else 0;

def o2 = if cond1
         then if o < c then c else o
         else Double.NaN;
def c2 = if cond1
         then if o < c then o else c
         else Double.NaN;
def h2 = if cond1
         then h
         else Double.NaN;
def l2 = if cond1
         then l
         else Double.NaN;

AddChart(growColor = Color.magenta, fallColor = Color.RED, neutralColor = Color.RED, high = h2, low = l2, open = c2, close = o2, type = charttype);
 
I experimented with different ways to manipulate the addchart function to create borders and multicolors, primarily by swapping the close and open variables. Following is a simple example you can use to add borders to regular candles and/or multicolor candles as above. Basically, it is just hollow candles that overlap regular 'filled with color' TOS candles.

The divisors (divide by 2) are those found in the above multicolor script. You can change those to create different multicolor views. Most of what I did was created through trial and error as TOS does not support the addchart function, but they left it available for us to use, if you are aware it exists.
Seems like you put many hours into this, thank you very much for sharing.
 
Hello Everyone,
I'm looking for something similar, but slightly different, it indicates the open and close of regular candle stick within HeikinAshi candle with the dashes (red dash for close) (white dash for open) I will try to attache screen shot unfortunate I don't have the script for this study. Can someone please code this for me and please make it to limit_plot_to_x_bars = 3; so it's easier to read the price action. Thank you so much in advance.

sample.jpg

sample.jpg
 
Hello Everyone,
I'm looking for something similar, but slightly different, it indicates the open and close of regular candle stick within HeikinAshi candle with the dashes (red dash for close) (white dash for open) I will try to attache screen shot unfortunate I don't have the script for this study. Can someone please code this for me and please make it to limit_plot_to_x_bars = 3; so it's easier to read the price action. Thank you so much in advance.

View attachment 20511
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Try this

Screenshot 2023-12-24 230100.png
Code:
input limit_plot_x_bars = 3;
def bn = barnumber();
def count = if !isnan(close) and bn then count[1]+1 else count[1];
def cond  = highestall(count) - count + 1;

plot o = if cond <= limit_plot_x_bars then open else double.nan;
plot c = if cond <= limit_plot_x_bars then close else double.nan;;
o.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.DASHES);
c.setpaintingStrategy(paintingStrategy.DASHES);
o.setdefaultColor(color.white);
c.setdefaultColor(color.red);
o.setlineweight(5);
c.setlineWeight(5);

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