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vline() Function for Pine Script v4.0+

It's been a long time coming, but here is a versatile vline() function applicable to PSv4.0+ utilizing line.new(). I decided to finally figure this out at the request of another member recently. I have been waiting myself for months, but it's now time for an idea who's time has come to unleash upon planet Pine Script. It's a handy little function I believe will be very useful in the future. It only requires 4 parameters of BarIndex, Color, LineStyle, and LineWidth. Make sure you place it in an appropriate if() block to use it properly. As displayed above, this plots every 10 bars using a conditional statement employing the rarely used modulus operator.

Use it as you please, this is free code to implement into your new Pine projects. I don't require an credit for any one to use this function. I simply don't want any credit. I would however like to see some great ideas utilizing this when I randomly and accidentally come across them in the public library. I didn't know where to put this script, so I just tossed into the "Trend Analysis" category. I'm pondering we members need a "Miscellaneous" category some time in the future.

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Release Notes: Provided recommended function permutations that might be suitable for study(overlay=true) and study(overlay=false) scenarios. In some situations with the original script release, auto-scaling was affected by line.new() with unintended expectations.
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How could you start this from a specific day or date?
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hello , how can i plot a single vertical line on chart for specific year , month , day determined by input function ?
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ahmedsindi ahmedsindi
@ahmedsindi, i mean how to input date like ( 24/3/2020) to make vertical line at that specific date ?
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This is nice, but it doesn't show how to apply a line to a certain day or hour. How can this be included as an input?
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@EAML,

//@version=4
study("My Script")

vline(BarIndex, Color, LineStyle, LineWidth) => // Verticle Line, 54 lines maximum allowable per indicator
return = line.new(BarIndex, -1000, BarIndex, 1000, xloc.bar_index, extend.both, Color, LineStyle, LineWidth)

isMonday() => dayofweek==dayofweek.monday

if(isMonday()) // Used on 1Y chart
vline(bar_index, #FF0000ff, line.style_solid, 3) // vline() on Mondays
plot(close)

The condition inside the if() determines if vline() is plotted. Plotting on a certain hour would be more complex logic.
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Hi, how to modify to change for weekly interval start day of the week?
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