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Basic Option Graph Step 4

Add a Stock Leg Panel

To include Stock information in an option strategy, we must provide a way for the information to be entered, so we will add a Panel for a Stock Leg.

In Form1 Design, move the bottom Panel that has the two "Find" buttons on it out of the way.

Using the Toolbox, click on the Panel Control, which is in the Containers grouping. Then click on the background of Form1 to place a new Panel. Change the Size Property of the Panel to 819,42 and move it into position under the Leg4 Panel.

Add the following Controls to the new Panel, with their Properties set as indicated:

CONTROL NAME LOCATION SIZE
DECIMALPLACES
INCREMENT
MINIMUM MAXIMUM VALUE
ComboBox StockLegType
3,15
67,21          
NumericUpDown StockLegShares
94,15
68,20    
1
50000
100
NumericUpDown StockLegStockPrice
243,15
59,20
2
.01
.01
999
1
TextBox StockLegValue
619,15
89,20          
CheckBox StockLegInclude
791,18
           

 

CONTROL
LOCATION
TEXT
BACKCOLOR
FONT-BOLD
Label
5,1
StockLeg
Orange
True
Label
104,1
Shares
   
Label
244,1
Entry Price
   

 

On the StockLegType Control, in the Items Collection, add Long on one line and Short on the next line. Set the Text Property to Long.

As the picture shows, we changed the BackColor Property on alternating Panels to give them some separation and highlight the fact that they are different legs of the strategy. We used the colors LightGreen and Wheat. You can use whatever colors you like. The colors of Panels have no affect on code.

Save your Project.

 

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