How do I shade the area between Bollinger Bands


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 +======How do I shade the area between Bollinger Bands======
 +//Shading the area between Bollinger Bands provides a different look that some people may prefer to the default lines. This tutorial shows how you can create those shaded bands.//
 +==== Step 1: Expand the "​Advanced Options"​ for Overlays in the SharpCharts Workbench ====
 +{{:​faqs:​bb1.png?​300|}} ​
 +Click on the green arrow on the right side of the "​Overlays"​ section to expand. Skip to the next step if this is already done.
 +==== Step 2: Add Bollinger Bands to the Chart and Select Your Options ====
 +  - Click on the dropdown to select "​Bollinger Bands" and enter the parameters you want to use (20,2 is the default). ​
 +  - Click on the "​Style"​ dropdown and select "​Area"​. ​
 +  - Select a color if you want one other than "​Auto"​ in this case we are using Gold. 
 +  - Click "​Update"​.
 +==== (Optional): Add Multiple Bands ====
 +You can also use multiple shaded Bollinger Bands on a chart to find what parameters best fit your style of trading. [[http://​​articles/​chipanderson/​2010/​08/​seeing-the-volatility-terrain-with-overlaid-bollinger-bands.html?​|This blog article from Chip Anderson]] goes into more detail. To add multiple bands, repeat the process outlined in Step 2.