What layers are
Layers are like pieces of transparent plastic. You can put drawings
on them. Layers can be made visible or invisible. This allows
to show/hide drawings placed on given layer without affecting
the drawings placed on other layers.
How to work with layers.
First of all make sure that Workspace window is visible (Window->Layers)
Then switch to "Layers" tab. Here you can
see the list of pre-defined layers.
The checkboxes on the left side of each layer control layer
visibility. If checkbox is marked than given layer is visible, if it is unmarked
- the layer is invisible. Initially first five layers will be "locked" to intervals.
These built-in layers are:
Default layer - always visible
Intraday layer - visible only when viewing intraday charts
Daily layer - visible only when viewing daily charts
Weekly layer - visible only when viewing weekly
Monthly layer - visible only when viewing monthly charts
A locked layer changes its visibility automatically when interval
changes and you can not change its visibility by clicking on the left-side
The remaining layers are not locked
and they can be shown/hidden freely by marking the checkbox.
To draw a study in a given layer simply
a) SELECT the layer first (click on name to highlight it)
b) DRAW the study as usual
As long you select the other layer all drawings will be placed
on selected layer. After drawing a study you can assign it to any other
layer via object properties box.
If you click on layer name with right mouse button you will
see the context menu containing the following options:
Show all layers
Hide all layers
Unlock built-in layers
Lock built-in layers
Add/Remove layer are self-explanatory. Please note that you
can not remove first 5 (built-in) layers
Show all/Hide all - shows and hides all NOT LOCKED layers
Toggle - toggles visibility of all NOT LOCKED layers
Unlock/Lock built-in layers - allows you to unlock/lock 5 first
(built-in) layers. Once layer is unlocked its visibility does not change
automatically when interval changes and you can show/hide it manually.
Properties - this launches properties box that allows you to
rename layer and decide if given layer should or should
not be locked to interval displayed.
If you mark "Lock visibility to interval" box the layer will
show/hide automatically depending on what interval is
currently displayed. You can define visibility for each layer
using "Interval" combo and "Show/hide automatically" buttons. Note that there
is a *separate* visibility setting for EACH interval. The layer properties
box ALWAYS shows "monthly" interval at start but this is just a
startup condition you just switch to particular interval
and modify visibility. To setup
locked layer completely you have to set visibility for every layer listed in
the "Interval" combo-box. Simply select the
interval and choose if layer should be shown or hidden for this interval, select
next interval and again choose show or hide, select next
and so on...until you define visibility for all intervals.