MetaTrader 5 Client Terminal Build 2485


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Nov 30, 2008
Yesterday, MetaQuotes released another update for its MetaTrader 5 platform - Build 2485. It provides some optimizations and improvements. MetaQuotes recommends recompiling the MQL5 programs that were compiled with previous builds to improve execution performance:
  • Optimized the speed of CustomRatesUpdate() function and of bar history editing for custom trading symbols.
  • Fixed exporting of custom symbol's settings into JSON format.
  • Changed how custom indicators are loaded when iCustom() is called. If the path starts with a backslash ('\'), it will look for the custom indicator inside /MQL5/ folder. If path starts without a backslash, it will look in the same folder where the calling program is located; if it doesn't find the indicator there, it will look in /MQL5/Indicators.
  • Optimized HistorySelect() function.
  • Fixed a bug with CopyTicksRange() function.
  • Optimized alerts display via Alert() function.
  • Added new property for information about the time since the symbol's last tick - SYMBOL_TIME_MSC - it returns the time in milliseconds.
  • Fixed some other bugs and errors.
MetaQuotes' full release announcement is available here:
If you find a bug or some undocumented feature in the new build, please post about it here.