Beta Test Object Oriented MetaTrader 4 Expert Advisors
As we reported way back in August, MetaQuotes have been working on adding objected oriented programming to MetaTrader 4. They originally suggested that a version of the MetaTrader 4 terminal supporting OOP EAs would become available in September, but that's not how things have worked out in practice!
After a long and frustrating wait, it has come to our attention that it is now possible to beta test object oriented MQL4 expert advisors on a MetaQuotes demo account. Here's the instructions on how to do so, translated from the original Russian by Ovo on the MQL4 forum:
- Create a new and clean MT4 installation in a new folder. You may need to Download MetaTrader 4 Terminal Installer (455 Kb)
- Try to login, with the server field set to demo.metaquotes.net:444 (which will not succeed)
- Apply for a new demo account, with the demo.metaquotes.net:444 server selected.
- Shut down the terminal. Reopen this installation of the MT4 terminal. Update of beta commences and you'll get the new beta installed.
I tried that, which worked as predicted, and I now find myself looking at MetaTrader 4 build 551 dated 29th November 2013! Having finally managed to properly test our first draft of an MQL4 object oriented expert advisor we discovered a couple of little bugs, so I've now posted a modified MQL4 version of object oriented Ray the Random Robot over on the Trading Gurus Community Forum.