Our API solution supports a number of languages, including Java, .NET (C#), C++, Python, ActiveX or DDE. We also let you use a demo account to back-test your setup and test trade ideas before going live.
|Access Technology||Performance||Platform||Has Sample Application|
|Java||Very robust and reliable; high performance.||Platform-independent||Yes|
|C++ (POSIX-compliant)||Very robust and reliable; high performance.||Platform-independent||Yes
|Python||Very robust and reliable; high performance.||Platform-independent||Yes|
|.NET (C#)||Very robust and reliable; high performance.||Windows only||Yes|
|C++ (MFC) 1||Very robust and reliable; high performance.||Windows only||Yes|
|ActiveX 2||Somewhat robust and reliable (ActiveX can lose events); fairly high performance.||Windows only||Yes|
|DDE||Limited; uses obsolete technologies; lower performance.||Windows only||Yes
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View and manage API orders, and connect to your account data and IB market data in a seamless experience with a minimal interface.
|Provides a GUI that allows you to see and manage API orders.||Yes||No|
|Must remain running to maintain access to IB trading system.||Yes||Yes|
|Can be installed from the IB web site LOG IN menu.||Yes||Yes|
|Can also be used as a connection interface for the FIX CTCI API.||No||Yes|
|GUI-less interface runs more efficiently and uses fewer system resources. 1||No||Yes|