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MetaTrader 4 MetaEditor Language: How To Add Expert Advisors

The MetaEditor language Editor is a programming environment on the MetaTrader 4 Indices trading platform that traders can use to add new Expert Advisors, Custom Indicators, Scripts, Libraries and Include Files which are used in programming automated trading programs.


The MetaTrader 4 MetaEditor is shown below and traders can access it from the Tools menu on the MT4 platform. This MetaEditor is popular with traders who use automated EAs to trade indices. If you are a Trader Looking for EA Indices Trading Robots, then you can find them on the MetaTrader 4 EAs Library.

MetaTrader 4 Platform MetaEditor Language: How To Add Expert Advisors

Open MetaEditor on MetaTrader 4 Platform


MetaEditor

MetaTrader 4 MetaEditor Programming Environment - MQL4 Language Editor


After Adding a new MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisor, a trader will be required to compile this newly added item so that it can now be recognized by the MT4 platform and for this new item to start to appear on the list of available Expert Advisors.



Adding a New Expert Advisor

Once you have opened the MetaEditor Work Space as shown above, Short Cut Keys - Press F4, then follow the steps below to add your new MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisor.


Step1: Go To File Menu, Select “New”

Adding a New Expert Advisor on MT4 Platform

Adding a New Custom Expert Advisor on MT4 Platform


Step2: On the Popup window that appears select “Expert Advisor”and click next as shown below

Window for Adding New Expert Advisor on MT4 Platform

Adding MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisor on MetaTrader 4 Platform MetaEditor


Step3: Enter Name of EA as Shown Below and Click Finish

Enter Name of New Expert Advisor Before Adding it to MT4 Platform

Creating A New MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisor on MetaTrader 4 Platform


The Following Code will Appear

MetaEditor Programming For Expert Advisor on MT4 Platform

Adding Automated EAs on MetaTrader 4 Platform


To Program this Automated Expert Advisor, it requires that you are a programmer who knows the C++ Object Oriented Programming Language, That is the Programming Language that forms the MQL4 Programming Language that is used to Program the MetaTrader 4 Indices trading software as well as the EA Indices Trading Robots that trade on this Indices trading platform. Or you can find the community of MQL4 Programmers and they can program the EA trading robot for You. Or you can find a tutorial for programming and Learn, or you can go to MQL5.com Library of Automated Trading Robots and buy an already programmed EA if you want to start auto trading.


Step4: Compile The Expert Advisor Program

Do not forget to compile the EA, for the EA to be recognized by the MetaTrader 4 Indices trading platform; one must compile the program, then close the MetaTrader 4 platform and restart it, just like restarting your computer you will restart you MetaTrader 4 platform and your new Expert Advisor will then be Listed on the MetaTrader 4 EA List within the MetaTrader 4 platform Navigator Window.

Compile The Expert Advisor Program on MT4 MetaEditor Language

Adding and Compiling a New Expert Advisor on MetaTrader 4 Online Indices Trading Platform

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If your EA has no Errors, it will be Compiled successfully without any error as shown below.

MetaEditor Programming Adding An Expert Advisor on MT4 Platform

Automated Expert Advisor Added To MetaTrader 4 Platform After Compilation


Step5: Restart MetaTrader and the new EA Indices trading robot should now be listed on the available EA List on the MetaTrader 4 Navigation Menu as shown below, ready for starting trading with.

Expert Advisor Added on MT4 List of Installed Expert Advisors

Indices Expert Advisor Added To Indices Platform MetaTrader 4



How To Add a Downloaded Expert Advisor

If you download an automated Indices trading robot from a source on the internet, for example from www.tradestockindices.com, then it is now on your computer, to add it, follow the steps below:


Step1 : On the File Menu of the MetaEditor, Select “Open”

Open and Add a New Downloaded Expert Advisor to MT4 Platform

How To Add a Downloaded Expert Advisor To MT4 Platform


Step2: Locate the Download Folder from the Popup window that appears as shown below

Locate Downloaded Expert Advisor on Computer and Install it on MT4 Platform

Adding a Downloaded Indices EA Robot To MT4 Platform


Step3: Once you Open the Expert Advisor it will be displayed on the MetaTrader 4 MetaEditor and then follow the above procedure for compiling the EA, once it is compiled without errors, Restart Your MetaTrader 4 Platform and The automated robot will now be added and you can start to trade with it on your MetaTrader 4 Platform.

 

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