.NET for AmiBroker is a 3rd party software package that provides full .NET programmability to AmiBroker.
.NET for AmiBroker covers all programmable features of AmiBroker: plug-in interfaces, built-in AFL functions and objects, OLE interface, IBController can be accessed and used from .NET code while using any .NET language.
Indicators, filters, scanners, explorations, custom backtester modules, automated and real time trading systems, optimizer and data source plug-ins, OLE automation programs that drive custom optimization and scanner processes or data loading, etc. can be developed in C#, VB.NET, VC.NET, F#, or any .NET language of choice.
Extend or replace your AFLs with .NET code
AFL plug-in development that once used to challenge even experienced C/C++ developers can now be done in any .NET language very easily and fast. .NET plug-ins can extend or completely replace AFL scripts. Include files can be easily converted to AFL plug-in. Indicators, scanners, explorations, backtester modules, real time trading modules, etc. can be created in pure .NET or in a mix of AFL and .NET. .NET code can simply access all the built-in AFL methods and objects of the backtester interface.
Optimizer and data plug-ins
Optimizer and data source plug-ins can be developed in any .NET language as well. Using these AmiBroker interfaces from .NET for AmiBroker is simpler then the C/C++ interface. They still provide the full functionality of the original interface.
AmiBroker’s OLE automation interface is also accessible from .NET code. A full blown object model equivalent of the original object model makes it possible to manage AmiBroker database, load custom quote data, to run scanners, explorations, optimizers directly from .NET code.
Real time trading using IBController trading interface
.NET for AmiBroker provides easy integration of AFL indicators, trading logic in object oriented .NET code and AmiBroker Auto-Trading interface for Interactive Brokers. The managed IBController interface and the .NET plug-ins together provide new, easier, more reliable and managable ways to create real time trading systems.
Integrate AmiBroker into your custom trading process
.NET for AmiBroker also simplifies the integration of all kinds of applications into AmiBroker. Using .NET makes the integration of applications with COM interfaces (like Excel, Access, Word, R, SciLab, MatLab, etc.) a simple task.
There are also limitless integration possibilities using the .NET Class Library. E.g.: .NET plug-ins can send custom email, send SMS, call a web service, access files, communicate with an external trade management system through the network or even receive event from an external system.
Speed up development using .NET classes and step by step debugging
.NET for AmiBroker vastly reduces the development time and saves you a lot of time. Step by step debugging helps to debug and fix bugs. The design goal was to make .NET for AmiBroker easy to use and still efficient. .NET plug-ins require no plumbing code like C/C++ plug-ins do. Developers can write .NET code as fast as writing AFL code or convert their AFL code almost line by line to C#. VB and VB script developers can write .NET plug-ins simply in VB.NET.
Windows XP / Vista / 7 (32 bit or 64 bit)
AmiBroker 5.3x (32 bit only)
.NET Framework 3.5 SP1 (.NET Framework 4.0 is optional)
.NET development tools:
Visual Studio 2008 or Visual Studio 2010 for .NET for AmiBroker – Developer Edition.
Visual Studio 2008 Express or Visual Studio 2010 Express for .NET for AmiBroker – Standard Edition. This setup does not allow step by step plug-in debugging.
.NET for AmiBroker – Developer Edition and .NET for AmiBroker – Standard Edition have a 30 days trial period.