X feed, OLE and Active X Question

Discussion in 'Trading Software' started by mokwit, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. I am intrigued by the possibility of using this

    http://www.tradingmachines.net/DownLoad.html

    to get RT data from a local feed (below) into TS2000i.

    http://www.trade-vizion.com/Download/Detault_Download.aspx

    http://www.trade-vizion.com/Product_Service/Free_Trial.aspx

    From the I understand that you can use XFeed to send data from
    your feed to the GS. The XFeed software comprises a custom datafeed dll and an active-x component that provides a simple programming interface to send data. If you use the
    XFeed acitve-x component then it requires basic object oriented programming skills.



    I am OK with non Macro type Excel stuff but I have no OLE programming or active X skills and am reluctant to go up this learning curve - especially unless I am sure what I want to do is possible - if anyone has these skills I would be really grateful if they could cast an eyeball over the app and tell me if it is something a 5 year old could do after 1 hour or if there is a serious investment in time in learning programming required to get the data into TS - assuming it is even possible at all.

    Note I have run this past both the app developer and the data feed owner and I am left to falling back on my own resources so any help much appreciated - thanks in advance.