Spotware updates cTrader Automate to improve keyboard interaction

Rick Steves

The platform’s regular updates show that Spotware refuses to sit back and enjoy the fruits of their labor. No. They keep on innovating on a daily basis to always surpass the standards of the FX industry.

“We are already far beyond industry standards in terms of the feature-set, usability and philosophical appeal of our product. And we intend to strengthen that further.” Andrey Pavlov – the CEO and Founder of Spotware comments on his company’s 10th birthday.

Spotware Systems has launched cTrader Automate API 4.0 which improves keyboard interaction in cTrader Desktop 4.0.

Formerly known as cAlgo, cTrader Automate is an algorithmic trading solution that allows users to build automated trading robots and custom indicators in the C# language, using the cTrader API from a platform, equipped with necessary tools to properly backtest and optimize trading strategies.

One can build cBots and Indicators using the Automate code editor, backtest them for verification and finally use them. The key advantage of using the cBots is that they facilitate entering trades more accurately as they can send orders faster than a human.

The trading API of cTrader Automate provides synchronous as well as asynchronous trade operation methods. The synchronous operation means that each statement in the code will be completed before execution proceeds to the next one. In asynchronous operation, when a request is sent to the server, the program continues to execute the next statements, without waiting for the response from the server.

Regarding the cTrader Automate API 4.0 updates, Spotware Systems stated: “To improve keyboard interaction in cTrader Desktop 4.0, all chart views now always contain one chart that is marked as active.

Such a chart will handle all chart related hotkeys such as Space to open search, or Up and Down arrow keys to change charts period. With this improvement cBots and indicators now can handle keyboard events with a few restrictions.”

“Keyboard events will be raised only for cBots and indicators from the active chart If key or keystroke was handled by cTrader as a hotkey, it will not be passed to cBots and indicators”, the announcement added.

Spotware Systems celebrated its 10th anniversary in August 2020. It all started with Andrey Pavlov and Ilya Holeu launching the cTrader platform less than a year after founding the company. Transparency, fairness, impeccable execution, and a trader-centric approach have become the key to the product and the market loved it. 

The firm now serves over 60 world-renowned brokers, millions of traders, and over 40 integrations with leading liquidity providers, CRMs, and data-vendors.

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