Hi, pretty new to this, been trying ot read through the documents to see the correct way for connecting to the Interactive Brokers trading platform. I want to utilize the Interactive Brokers API, but I have been looking for an easier way to programatically connect to the API since normally I would need to utilize IB Gateway, but that requires user input, and I had been using IBController, which seems to have morphed into QuantConnect.

In short, I would like to connect to the Interactive Brokers API, send my requests for data, and or make trades, then close down the connection. Just not entirely sure how to go about doing it - using Visual Studio on Windows, and have downloaded and built LEAN.