The Xena Pro Desktop terminal is one of the few desktop terminals in the entire industry that is absolutely free for everyone. The desktop terminal is targeted at both experienced professionals and novice traders eager to learn, test paper trading, and try new strategies and order types. For more experienced traders, it enables the easy automation of trading strategies using C# and Visual Studio Code plugins, strategy backtesting, and built-in calculations, with the added efficiency of one-click trading for synthetic instruments.

Desktop solutions provide more freedom through bot-writing and strategy backtesting, allowing traders to test strategies on historical data before backtesting. In practical terms, bots are widely used in scalping and intraday trading.

Additionally, the desktop terminal provides a number of other features that make trading more convenient:

  • Built-in calculations and one-click synthetic instrument trading allow traders to make risk-free profits by exploiting inefficiencies in the pricing of different instruments. For example, if you buy BTC for USDT, use the BTC to buy ETH, and finally sell the ETH for USDT, if the financial outcome of these transactions is positive, you’ve just earned on the arbitrage. In Xena Desktop Pro, you can create such a triangle and see the price chart of the resulting synthetic instrument. If the price is positive, you can purchase the unit of this instrument in just one click — the terminal will automatically send three orders to the exchange. Many similar strategies are also possible.

  • Panel-binding allows traders to combine several panels into one entity and integrate them into their workspace.

  • Chart & mouse trading allows traders to manage positions directly from charts.

  • The stat matrix shows the matrix of correlations between different assets.

  • Graphs and a wide range of indicators visualize trading and make it easy to track.

  • Multiple workspaces & screens allow for fast switching.

To download Xena Pro Desktop Terminal, click here: https://xena.exchange/distrib/Xena_Pro.exe

PC requirements

  • Windows 7, 8.1, 10

  • .NET Framework v.4.7

  • Available disk space — 1 GB (depends on the volume of loaded history)

Microsoft has officially stopped supporting Windows 8. We recommend updating to Windows 10.

Xena Pro does not copy its files to the system folders (AppData or Program Files), nor does it write changes to the system registry. This means that the program doesn't violate the integrity of the OS, and if you remove it, it will not leave any traces of its presence on your computer. The Xena Pro "installer" literally extracts the files to the user-specified folder.

This approach allows you to store (and launch) Xena Pro on a removable drive for use on any computer as a portable application. This is convenient when you need to move Xena Pro with all of its settings to another PC: just copy the Xena Pro folder and paste it wherever you need to.

Installation

  1. Download the app installer and launch the Xena Pro.exe file.

  2. Select the folder to extract the application files to.

  3. Once the extraction process is finished, the platform will start automatically, with the default workspace and an Emulator connection enabled.

Please note that you may need to allow an ingoing and outgoing connection for the Starter.exe file (the main executable of the Xena Pro terminal) in your firewall settings.

Then, you can start trading and analyzing as well as customizing your workspace.

Logging in

You must perform the following actions to log in to an existing account:

  1. Click on the "connections" button at the top of the screen.

  2. You'll see the connections pop-up window. Select "Xena Exchange" and press the "Disconnect" button. After that, you need to select the "Trading" connect option and press the "Connect" button.

  3. Complete the usual login procedure through your browser and authorize the external application request.

  4. Enter your 2FA code from Google Authenticator, if you have enabled 2FA for login in your Xena Exchange account.

  5. Afterward, you'll see the message “You've logged in successfully and can close this browser tab now.”

  6. Switch back to the desktop terminal and make sure everything is alright.

Uninstalling

If you need to uninstall the application, just delete the folder with all the application files. You may also keep your personal settings (connection information & workspaces) by copying the Settings folder (which can be found right in the Xena Pro folder) before deleting the application. This Settings folder can be pasted to any other Xena Pro folder later.

You may also refer to the Backup & Restore manager to back up your settings in one file and restore them later.

Trading in the Xena Pro Desktop Terminal

The Order Entry area allows users to create trading orders with different settings, such as order quantity, price, side, and order type, and then submit them to the market. Users can easily submit order details from the Order Entry area by clicking the appropriate action button. There are several steps to creating and submitting orders on the market:

1. Make sure you have already downloaded the desktop terminal Xena Pro and correctly installed it, as described here.

2. After launching and connecting the application, you will see the "Order entry" area in the bottom-right corner, if you are using the default workspace settings.



You can also open this window using the "OE" button at the top menu next to the search bar.

3. In the "Order entry" area, choose the Symbol you wish to trade.

4. If you have multiple accounts (e.g., spot and margin), choose the appropriate one in the drop-down list.


5. Select the "Buy" or "Sell" button and enter the amount of your position in the "Quantity" input field.

6.  There are three order types (Market, Limit, and Stop). Select one of them from the drop-down list, as shown below.

  • A market order is a request to buy or sell an asset at the current market price.

  • A limit order is a request to buy or sell an asset at the price specified by the user.

  • A stop order is a pending order that is automatically converted and executed as a market order once the last trade price on the market reaches the stop price.


You can also assign either the FOK (Fill or Kill) or IOC (Immediate or Cancel) execution type for your order:

  • FOK (Fill or Kill) orders are executed immediately. If the order cannot be filled completely, it is not filled at all and cancelled.

  • IOC (Immediate or Cancel) orders are executed immediately. The unfilled portion of the order is automatically canceled.


More details about the types of orders and executions can be found here.


7. Every order from a margin account allows you to choose additional sections: "Stop loss" to limit losses and "Take profit" to fix profits. To set these up, you must tick the corresponding checkbox and enter the price into the input field, as shown below. More details about stop-loss and take-profit orders can be found here.

8. Then, click the "Place Order" button in the lower right-hand corner.

Click "Yes" in the pop-up window that appears.

9. If you did everything correctly, a notification will appear, and you will be able to see the details of your order in the terminal in the "Working orders" sub-menu.

Customizing your workplace


With Xena Desktop Pro, you can manage your workspace as you wish.

1. One simple action is to lock your trading. You should activate this option when you leave the workspace because it protects you from random actions that could lead to making incorrect orders.

2. There is also an advanced customization menu. To access it, click on the template button on the top panel of the desktop app:

3.  From there, you can lock all your workspaces and protect them from any random actions that might change your charts, menus, and button positions:


4. You can edit the name of the current workspace by clicking on the "Rename..." button.

5. You can create a new workspace by clicking on “Create new.”


A window will appear with three workspace templates:

1) Blank

2) Charts 2x2

3) Default

 

Name your template and choose its type.

  • Blank is an empty workspace template that you can fill with whatever windows you want.

  • Chart 2x2 is a windowed workspace with four chart windows with BTC/USDT at different time metrics: 1 min, 5 min, 15 min, and 1 hour.

  • Default is a full-screen workspace template with an interface very similar to that of the default web terminal workspace: 1 chart, cryptocurrency rates, etc.

6. In addition to creating templates, you can also change any element after creating it: unbind it from others, rename it, duplicate it, change the headline color, and so on. The possibilities depend on the type of element: Each has its own customization options.


7. After you finish all the customization actions, they will automatically be saved in your current template. Be careful, because you won’t be able to undo these changes.

8. You can also delete workspace templates. Just click on the template button and select the trash can icon next to the workspace name.




If you want to make trading more convenient, read our advanced charts customization guide.

Advanced chart customization guide

In a previous article, we told you how to customize your workspace. Now, let’s concentrate on charts and their settings. We’ll use the default workspace templates as examples.

1. Click on the highlighted button to show or hide the object sidebar:

2. Add new indicators to your chart by clicking the button on the left-side menu panel.

There are seven categories of indicators. You can see them below:

3. The next option is overlay. You can use it to add indexes and spot and perpetual rates to your chart.

4. You can draw on the charts and customize (copy, lock, delete, etc.) your drawings using the panel below the chart.

The remaining elements of the left-side panel are part of the above-mentioned drawing functionality. These elements were added separately because they are used more often.

5. Click on the currency drop-down menu in the menu located above the chart:


Then, you can choose the index, spot, or margin rate to check its trend line.

6. You can choose the periods of time and the days to check the dynamics of any trend.

7. Changing the chart style allows you to customize the trend line as you like.

8. On the right side of the screen, there is another menu. The first button allows you to show or hide the volume analysis toolbar, which is situated at the bottom of the chart.

You can change the settings of the toolbar by clicking the gear icon on the far-right side of the toolbar.

The settings includes color, data types, and specific settings for all toolbar sections.

9. The mouse-trading button allows you to buy or sell by clicking on the chart space. The terms of the purchase or sale depend on the space where you click. Use the left mouse button for buying and the right mouse button for selling. 

10. The below button allows you to change the mouse settings – which account it buys or sells from (spot or margin) and what types of orders it creates.

11. The final button shows or hides the trading toolbar, which allows you to create quick-buy and -sell orders.