TWS API Client

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by itrader1, Mar 26, 2003.

  1. itrader1


    I was trying to run the Autotrader program someone on these boards programmed and ran across the following:

    Activate "TWS API Active X and Socket Client". Since I don't speak Greek, I looked it up, but couldn't come to a clear definition.

    From reading threads on these boards, it seems that there are two ways ( or more) to connect to a data provider or broker and that the browser way is the slower and the direct (I presume a local program on my PC ala Java applet ?) is the faster way to direct connect to the data provider like E-signal, a broker etc.

    I know that the Autotrader program runs in conjunction with IB and assume that the API refers to a set of standards that IB provides for systems designers that runs via Java or Active X??
    But I don't know where to find that activation button on my PC and there was no reference in the help file to comply with the request.

    Can you help me?
  2. Quah


    In TWS:

    Click configure - then API