I looked at the code I had made as a reply to an old post, and I decided to try and shrink the exe size as much as possible.... I've got it down to 1.5k, but I was wondering, how small can I get it? Anyway, here's the code I got:
.386 .model flat, stdcall option casemap:none include \masm32\include\windows.inc include \masm32\include\kernel32.inc include \masm32\include\user32.inc include \masm32\include\advapi32.inc includelib \masm32\lib\kernel32.lib includelib \masm32\lib\user32.lib includelib \masm32\lib\advapi32.lib .CONST MaxNameSize equ 256 .code data: MsgCaption db "User Info:",0 MsgBoxText db "The current user logged in is: " Nme db MaxNameSize dup(0) start: lea edx, mov eax, offset start push NULL sub eax, offset data invoke VirtualProtect, addr data, eax, PAGE_READWRITE, edx pop eax lea eax, push MaxNameSize invoke GetUserName, addr Nme, eax pop eax invoke MessageBox, NULL, addr MsgBoxText, addr MsgCaption, MB_OK invoke ExitProcess, NULL end start
Mirno, try this link line, it merges 2 sections and usually drops the size by 512 bytes. \masm32\bin\Link /SUBSYSTEM:WINDOWS /MERGE:.rdata=.text minimum.obj > nul email@example.com
I saw an example for nasm sometime, that was *really* dirty. No MZ header (windows doesn't really need it), everything PE- related was hand constructed, very very dirty. And very very small. I'll try to find the source and paste it here, just because it's interesting :).
i think there is an article on Hugi 21 (hugi.de) about makeing very small exes... 512/768 bytes is the smallest i belive because of the PE headers
This was an issue contest sometime ago in _mammon's (et al) APJ. Check the article here: http://asmjournal.freeservers.com/issues/apj_2.txt It's the last item in the .txt. Bye! Latigo
I believe this is the source the fodder mentioned: Smallest PE EXE (WinNT+Win95)