Volume Profile Value area color change if X happens

kblaine123

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Hello Folks.....
If x or y happens, I would like the 'value area' of the volume profile to red (if x happens) or green (if y happens) ! Its easy enough to change the color of the value area high and low, but I'm referring to the area between which is named the value area.

Looking through the code I see where you can adjust the opacity (lighter or darker) of the value area but is it possible to actually change the color as mentioned in the opening question ?

Thanks
 
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Hello Folks.....
If x or y happens, I would like the 'value area' of the volume profile to red (if x happens) or green (if y happens) ! Its easy enough to change the color of the value area high and low, but I'm referring to the area between which is named the value area.

Looking through the code I see where you can adjust the opacity (lighter or darker) of the value area but is it possible to actually change the color as mentioned in the opening question ?

Thanks

Regrettably, we cannot use dynamic code in the portion of volumeprofile that controls color (vol.show());

A workaround would be to set input showValueArea = no; and add the following addcloud code to the bottom of the script as shown in the full code below...
Hello Folks.....
If x or y happens, I would like the 'value area' of the volume profile to red (if x happens) or green (if y happens) ! Its easy enough to change the color of the value area high and low, but I'm referring to the area between which is named the value area.

Looking through the code I see where you can adjust the opacity (lighter or darker) of the value area but is it possible to actually change the color as mentioned in the opening question ?

Thanks

Regrettably, we cannot use dynamic code in the portion of volumeprofile that controls color (vol.show());

A workaround would be to set input showValueArea = no; and add the following addcloud code to the bottom of the script as shown in the full code below

You could use createcolor() to use rgb colors that may work better than color code. Neither has transparency settings.

Cloud code
Code:
def va_cloud = if close > POC then 1 else 0;
def na = Double.NaN;
AddCloud( if va_cloud == 1 then VAHigh else VALow, if va_cloud == 1 then VALow else VAHigh, Color.LIGHT_GREEN, Color.LIGHT_RED);

Full code
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Code:
#
# TD Ameritrade IP Company, Inc. (c) 2010-2024
#

input pricePerRowHeightMode = {default AUTOMATIC, TICKSIZE, CUSTOM};
input customRowHeight = 1.0;
input timePerProfile = {default CHART, MINUTE, HOUR, DAY, WEEK, MONTH, "OPT EXP", BAR};
input multiplier = 1;
input onExpansion = yes;
input profiles = 1000;
input showPointOfControl = yes;
input showValueArea = no;
input valueAreaPercent = 70;
input opacity = 50;

def period;
def yyyymmdd = GetYYYYMMDD();
def seconds = SecondsFromTime(0);
def month = GetYear() * 12 + GetMonth();
def day_number = DaysFromDate(First(yyyymmdd)) + GetDayOfWeek(First(yyyymmdd));
def dom = GetDayOfMonth(yyyymmdd);
def dow = GetDayOfWeek(yyyymmdd - dom + 1);
def expthismonth = (if dow > 5 then 27 else 20) - dow;
def exp_opt = month + (dom > expthismonth);
switch (timePerProfile) {
case CHART:
    period = 0;
case MINUTE:
    period = Floor(seconds / 60 + day_number * 24 * 60);
case HOUR:
    period = Floor(seconds / 3600 + day_number * 24);
case DAY:
    period = CountTradingDays(Min(First(yyyymmdd), yyyymmdd), yyyymmdd) - 1;
case WEEK:
    period = Floor(day_number / 7);
case MONTH:
    period = Floor(month - First(month));
case "OPT EXP":
    period = exp_opt - First(exp_opt);
case BAR:
    period = BarNumber() - 1;
}

def count = CompoundValue(1, if period != period[1] then (count[1] + period - period[1]) % multiplier else count[1], 0);
def cond = count < count[1] + period - period[1];
def height;
switch (pricePerRowHeightMode) {
case AUTOMATIC:
    height = PricePerRow.AUTOMATIC;
case TICKSIZE:
    height = PricePerRow.TICKSIZE;
case CUSTOM:
    height = customRowHeight;
}

profile vol = VolumeProfile("startNewProfile" = cond, "onExpansion" = onExpansion, "numberOfProfiles" = profiles, "pricePerRow" = height, "value area percent" = valueAreaPercent);
def con = CompoundValue(1, onExpansion, no);
def pc = if IsNaN(vol.GetPointOfControl()) and con then pc[1] else vol.GetPointOfControl();
def hVA = if IsNaN(vol.GetHighestValueArea()) and con then hVA[1] else vol.GetHighestValueArea();
def lVA = if IsNaN(vol.GetLowestValueArea()) and con then lVA[1] else vol.GetLowestValueArea();

def hProfile = if IsNaN(vol.GetHighest()) and con then hProfile[1] else vol.GetHighest();
def lProfile = if IsNaN(vol.GetLowest()) and con then lProfile[1] else vol.GetLowest();
def plotsDomain = IsNaN(close) == onExpansion;

plot POC = if plotsDomain then pc else Double.NaN;
plot ProfileHigh = if plotsDomain then hProfile else Double.NaN;
plot ProfileLow = if plotsDomain then lProfile else Double.NaN;
plot VAHigh = if plotsDomain then hVA else Double.NaN;
plot VALow = if plotsDomain then lVA else Double.NaN;

DefineGlobalColor("Profile", GetColor(1));
DefineGlobalColor("Point Of Control", GetColor(5));
DefineGlobalColor("Value Area", GetColor(8));

vol.Show(GlobalColor("Profile"), if showPointOfControl then GlobalColor("Point Of Control") else Color.CURRENT, if showValueArea then GlobalColor("Value Area") else Color.CURRENT, opacity);
POC.SetDefaultColor(GlobalColor("Point Of Control"));
POC.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
VAHigh.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
VALow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
VAHigh.SetDefaultColor(GlobalColor("Value Area"));
VALow.SetDefaultColor(GlobalColor("Value Area"));
ProfileHigh.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
ProfileLow.SetPaintingStrategy(PaintingStrategy.HORIZONTAL);
ProfileHigh.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(3));
ProfileLow.SetDefaultColor(GetColor(3));
ProfileHigh.Hide();
ProfileLow.Hide();

def va_cloud = if close > POC then 1 else 0;
def na = Double.NaN;
AddCloud( if va_cloud == 1 then VAHigh else VALow, if va_cloud == 1 then VALow else VAHigh, Color.LIGHT_GREEN, Color.LIGHT_RED);
 
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