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Installation

 

Installation of MetaTrader itself

First of all get the latest installer from the official MetaTrader pages and install MetaTrader if not done yet.

For users with a lower version than MT5 Build 1930 and MQL.Telegram with a version lower than 2.0 you need to be aware of the bitness of your installation. The installer shows a hint about which bitness is used for the MetaTrader installation (if you do not already know for sure from the info site of your operating system). Here it is a 32 bit version:

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You can also look at the MetaTrader binaries in the installation directory. The binaries will have a postfix in case of a 64 bit installation (like metaeditor64.exe). 

Check the .NET Runtime support

The modules I provide are build with .NET Standard, which basically means, that a lot of platforms (.NET Framework, .NET Core, .NET Standard)/operating systems (Windows, Linux, Mac) are supported where the modules can be used (as long as the MetaTrader software is supported to run there as well, of course). This section shows you, how to get a suitable .NET runtime up and running.

Windows

If you are a Windows 10 user (2018 or newer build) a .NET Framework >= 4.7.2 is probably installed and you do not have to do anything. Check if a version is installed or to play it safe download the latest .NET Core Runtime libraries (also recommended for Unix OS's (Linux/Mac).
https://dotnet.microsoft.com/download

You can also try the following things to find out if you have a suitable runtime:

.NET Core: In a command prompt type 'dotnet --info':

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.NET Framework: Open the registry editor and open the node 'HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Full'. Check the release leave and look for the mapping, what that value means:

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Linux (Ubuntu)

Mac

Prepare the Modules

You need to download the  modules you like to use. Hit Downloads and find the section for your module. Then be careful choosing the right bitness link and save the zip file.

Open the zip file and extract the Dll file it includes. This Dll needs to be copied to the library folder of the MetaTrader installation. You can find that folder by many ways, here are two of them:

  • In the MetaEditor go to the 'Navigation' pane and click right on the 'Libraries' entry, then 'Open Folder' 
  • In the MetaEditor click 'File' -> 'Open Data Folder' and navigate to the libraries.

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That is all. Have fun.

Further instructions can be taken from the corresponding module pages.