by The Multicore Association. Operating system:Windows 7/8/10. Report incorrect info. Downloading MtApi 1.0.40 from the developer's website was possible when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. This free tool was originally designed by The Multicore Association. The program is included in System Utilities.
We recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus. The most popular version among MtApi users is 1.0.
From the developer:.
- MTAPI® provides a standard API for leveraging task parallelism on embedded devices containing symmetric or asymmetric multicore processors, covering a wide range of target architectures.
- Multicore processors require software that splits work into tasks that can be executed in parallel on different processor cores.
- Implementing tasks as threads results in significant overhead for creating and controlling parallel execution.
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How to Build Solution
To build the solution for MT4, you need to choose the configuration to build for
x86and start with building the
MtApiInstaller. This will build all projects related to MT4:
For building the solution for MT5, you need to choose the configuration to build for
x86 for the 32-bit MT5)) and start build
MtApi5Installer. This will build all projects related to MT5:
All binaries are placed in the project root folder, in the build directory:
The installers (
*.msi, *.exe) will be found under:
All the DLL library binaries (
MQL files have been pre-compiled to
*.ex4 and can be found in the repository here:
Changing the source code of the MQL Expert Advisor (EA), requires recompilation with
Before you can recompile the EA, you need to add/place the following MQL library files, in the MetaEditor
MetaEditorinclude folder is usually located here:
The common engine communication project of the API. It contains the implementations of client and server sides.
The libraries that are working as proxy between MQL and C# layers. They provides the interfaces.
The client side libraries that are using in user's projects.
MT4 and MT5 Expert Advisors linked to terminal's charts. They executes API's functions and provides trading events.
The project's installers.
The installation package bundles. There are wrappers for installers that contains the vc_redistlibraries (Visual C++ runtime) placed in [root]\vcredist.
Use the installers to setup all libraries automatically.
- For MT4, use:
- For MT5, use:
MtApi5Bootstrapper are installation package bundles that contain the installers and
vc_redist Windows libraries. The installers place the
MTApiService.dll into the Windows GAC (Global Assembly Cache) and copies
MT5Connector.dll into the Windows's system folder, whose location depend on your Windows OS. After installation, the
MtApi5.ex5) EA, must be copied into your Terminal data folder for Expert Advisors, which is normally located in:
To quickly navigate to the trading platform data folder, click:
File >> "Open data folder" in your MetaTrader Terminal.
MtApi provides two types of connection to MetaTrader terminal: local (using Pipe or TCP) and remote (via TCP).
The port of connection is defined by MtApi expert.
Console sample for MT5: