Install for Visual Studio
How to install Visual Studio and OptimusFLOW Algo extension, and create your own indicators and strategies
Visual Studio - is an integrated development environment (IDE) from Microsoft, which includes a code editor with IntelliSense, debugger, supporting for source control systems and many other professional features. The currently supported Visual Studio version is 2017.
We recommend you to use the most basic version of Visual Studio — the Community edition, which is available free of charge.
Download web installer and run it. After initialization, you will be prompted to select the required components. For using with OptimusFLOW Algo extension we need only "NET desktop development" workload. You can uncheck optional components also, to reduce installation size:
Minimal required installation
Continue installation and in a few minutes, after downloading and applying required packages, Visual Studio will start automatically:
Default view of Visual Studio 2017
Now we need to install OptimusFLOW Algo extension from Visual Studio Marketplace. Use "Tools -> Extension and Updates..." main menu item to open Extensions Manager. Type "OptimusFLOW" into the search box of Online tab and you will find a required extension:
Extensions and Updates window
Click "Download". Visual Studio will ask you for restarting to finish the extension installation process.
To check whether OptimusFLOW Algo is installed successfully click "File -> New -> Project" menu item, type "Indicator" and you will see special project type for blank indicator: