How To Draw Rectangle Boxes In TradingView – A Complete Guide

Drawing boxes and rectangles on TradingView charts provides a versatile annotation tool for all traders. Rectangles highlight precise areas of interest like support/resistance zones, price targets, chart patterns and more.

But what’s the best way to add rectangular drawings in TradingView? In this step-by-step guide, we’ll cover accessing the rectangle tool, drawing strategies, customizing rectangles, using them in analysis, and best practices.

Follow along to master drawing eye-catching rectangles and boxes to enhance your TradingView charts!

How To Draw Rectangle Box In Tradingview

Why Use Rectangles and Boxes on TradingView?

Before diving into the functionality, let’s discuss why rectangular drawings are so useful:

When applied creatively, rectangle drawings become a versatile analysistool on TradingView. Now let’s learn to use them effectively!

Accessing the Rectangle Tool in TradingView

TradingView makes adding rectangles and boxes easy across platforms:


The rectangle tool is located in the Drawing Tools sidebar. Click to activate it.


Tap the chart twice to enter Drawing mode. The rectangle icon is in the toolbar.

Other Methods:

  • Right click the chart and select Rectangle
  • Use the keyboard shortcut ‘R’ when in Drawing mode

Now let’s look at applying this tool.

Drawing Basic Rectangles and Boxes

Drawing basic rectangles only takes two clicks:

  1. Select the rectangle tool from the Drawing menu
  2. Click once to set the starting corner, then click again to set opposite corner

The rectangle will be drawn neatly between your two clicks. Repeat as needed to annotate key levels!

Drawing Precise Rectangles with Price Targets

TradingView makes drawing exact rectangles simple:

  • After selecting the rectangle tool, press Alt while clicking to enable precise drawing
  • Enter a specific price value for the first corner of the box
  • Enter the target price value for the opposite corner
  • The rectangular box will be precisely drawn between your price inputs

This method allows surgically highlighting precise price zones on the chart.

Customizing Rectangle Appearance and Settings

Make your rectangular drawings stand out by:

  • Right clicking rectangles after drawing to change colors, line thickness, and style
  • Adjusting transparency to create shaded analysis zones on the chart
  • Adding personalized labels by double clicking into text boxes
  • Setting alert triggers when price breaches rectangle borders

A bit of customization makes rectangles clear and visually striking.

Using Rectangles in Technical Analysis

Creatively incorporate rectangles into analysis by:

  • Drawing rectangles around consolidations, channels, or chart patterns
  • Annotating support and resistance zones that align with rectangle borders
  • Labeling entry, stop loss, and take profit target zones
  • Indicating areas that invalidate a trading hypothesis if breached

Rectangles focus attention on key price areas.

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Best Practices for Effective Rectangle Analysis

Follow these tips for neatly applying rectangles on your TradingView charts:

  • Draw rectangles on longer timeframes for high-conviction levels
  • Make rectangles clearly visible but avoid obscuring the candles
  • Use thinner lines and reduced opacity to avoid clutter
  • Avoid excessive overlapping analysis zones – declutter when necessary
  • Standardize rectangle styling across charts for visual consistency

Careful rectangle construction leads to clear, impactful annotation.

Troubleshooting TradingView Rectangle Issues

Common rectangle problems and solutions:

Can’t draw rectangles? Verify Drawing Tools are enabled and Rectangle selected.

Rectangles not displaying? Ensure the Drawings tab is activated for that chart.

Rectangle borders snapping? Adjust snapping settings in Drawing settings.

Can’t edit rectangles? Make sure the Drawing Tools are enabled before selecting.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to TradingView help for any other rectangle issues!

Unlocking Your Creativity With Drawings

Hopefully this guide provides the blueprint to unlock your creativity using TradingView’s rectangle drawing tool to clearly annotate high-impact levels, patterns, and analysis ideas.

Rectangle drawings perfectly complement other annotation tools and indicators. Mastering rectangular drawings can elevate your entire charting process.

Let me know if you have any other TradingView charting questions!

Author: Dominic Walsh

I am a highly regarded trader, author & coach with over 16 years of experience trading financial markets. Today I am recognized by many as a forex strategy developer. After starting blogging in 2014, I became one of the world's most widely followed forex trading coaches, with a monthly readership of more than 40,000 traders! Make sure to follow me on social media: Instagram | Facebook | Linkedin | Youtube| Twitter | Pinterest | Medium | Quora | Reddit | Telegram Channel

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