Hi all,

I have received several emails requesting that I not copy Hutch's
Bin, Include, and Lib files to AsmEdit's Bin, Include, and Lib
directories to save on disk space.
NOTE! This should save about 20 meg of disk space.

I have been putting it off untill now because of the effort involved.

Your applications no longer needs paths for the INCLUDE and INCLUDELIB statements.
AsmEdit will use Hutch's Bin, Include, and Lib directories as the default for
compiling, assembling, and linking your projects. (Except for the Windows.inc)

AsmEdit will be able to assemble and link your projects with or without paths
on the INCLUDE and INCLUDELIB statements.

AsmEdit will still retain it's own Bin, Include, and Lib directories for user
created files and libraries.
Windows.inc, Dspmacro.asm, Debug.inc, DebugWin.exe, and Debug.lib
I did not want to overlay the above files in Hutch's directories, because
my versions may be different.

When you run the stand alone Setup program the only file that it will copy
from Hutch's to AsmEdit's directories is the Windows.inc. (If not allready present)
You will also be giving the option of removing or adding paths to your applications
INCLUDE and INCLUDELIB statements.

NOTE! You can run the Setup program at any time to add or remove the paths.

I've upgraded AsmEdit V4.4 to V4.5.

You can go to my Web Site to download the complete package (Masm32V1.zip),
or the service package (SerPk04.zip).

Both are quite large because of the Resource editor, Control builder,
and additional programs.

You can use the service package SerPk04 if you have previously
installed the complete package or SerPk03 dated 08-31-2002.

All of the source code is included.

My Web Site is at:

Read the 09-12-2002 section of the Readme.txt file before installing.
Don't forget to run the standalone Setup program after installing.

Check on the Bug Fix download packages, they are updated
as soon as I or someone finds a bug and I fix it.


Posted on 2002-09-12 23:31:57 by Ewayne
I've had a couple of complaints.

If your adding paths and if the include or
includelib string has Tab Stops it doesn't work
very well.

I always forget to check for Tab Stops, probably
because I hate them and don't use them.

I had a request to add Ctrl+ and Alt+ keys for
the bookmarks.

Plus there was a minor bug with AsmEdit.

The above are all fixed.

You can go to my web site and download the



Posted on 2002-09-14 00:21:44 by Ewayne

on my laptop using large fonts the "Filter On" and "Filter Off" button get partially covered.

Posted on 2002-09-14 08:13:16 by yaa
To yaa:

Thanks for the feedback.

That's a weird one.

Changing fonts should have nothing to do with the
height of the Treeview.

Could you send me a snapshot of AsmEdit before
and after.

Are you using AsmEdit V4.5?

What size is your screen?

If the "Filter On" and "Filter Off" buttons are
partially covered then the Listview window will
be hidden also.

Do you have the AsmEdit window maximized?

It looks like you might have maximized the AsmEdit

Moved the horizontal splitter bar between the
Treeview and Listview down.

Closed AsmEdit, opened AsmEdit at it's default
size or pressed the Restore button on the Titlebar.

If the above is true maximized the AsmEdit window
and move the horizontal splitter bar up.

The default horizontal splitter bar position is
199 pixels.

If all else fails close AsmEdit go to the registery at:


and see what the value is, if it's greater then
200 change it to something less, close Regedit.

Open AsmEdit.

Let me know one way or the other how you make out.

I might have to change the sizing routine so the
splitter bar is always visible.


Posted on 2002-09-14 12:08:12 by Ewayne

1024*768 screen resolution. Yes, AsmEdit version is the last. I did nothing to get the buttons partially covered. It seems to me that they were so from the very first. They are always covered with AsmEdit maximized or not.

Posted on 2002-09-14 12:34:34 by yaa
To yaa:

I see your problem.

Does the buttons show if you move the horizontal
splitter bar between the Treeview and Listview up?

Posted on 2002-09-14 12:41:49 by Ewayne
To yaa:

I just remembered I have an old Laptop that has
Win95 and it shows the same problem with AsmEdit
that your having.

Let me look into it.

Posted on 2002-09-14 14:08:39 by Ewayne
To yaa:

Try this one, it works ok on my Laptop.

Just unpack it to some directory and open AsmEdit
and if the Filter buttons show ok you can move it
to the AsmEdit root directory and I will post the
update on my web page.


Posted on 2002-09-15 01:02:01 by Ewayne

it is better now ... although I'm not sure if they are completely uncovered (take a look yourself at the image below).
One thing however that I noticed just now is that the "Build" and "Projects" buttons on the toolbar partially cover each other. You can see it in the image I uploaded in my previous post (the "d" of "Build" is not visible).

Also, if I may tell you, the window splitters (all of them) are very thin and it is most of the times hard to click and drag them.

Finally one aesthetic suggestion ... find better icons for the toolbar, a lot of them are kind of ugly (starting from the one that toggles type ahead and moving right) ... :-)

Posted on 2002-09-15 13:35:00 by yaa
I'm afraid there are a lot other problems around in AsmEdit. Unfortunately bigger fonts lead to having controls cover each other on dialogs. Download the zip file I'm attaching to see what I mean.

Posted on 2002-09-15 13:50:11 by yaa
To yaa:

On my three systens and I think everyone else
using AsmEdit, the fonts look just fine and I
think the Toolbar buttons are not ugly.

I'm attaching a AsmEdit.bmp to show you what
AsmEdit looks like on most folks system and you
tell me if you see anything wrong.

Are you sure your using 1024x768 resolution?
It doesn't look like it.

How on earth are you changing the font size on
the Buttons and Toolbar Buttons?

Why would you want to increase the size of fonts
on the controls anyway.

I aggree the pictures you sent really looked
bad and I surely would not design something
that would look like that.

If it was a wide spread problem I'm sure I would
have heard a lot of complaints. There are many
users that use AsmEdit every day.


The attached is a bitmap of AsmEdit.
Posted on 2002-09-15 19:37:45 by Ewayne
To yaa:
Also, if I may tell you, the window splitters (all of them) are very thin and it is most of the times hard to click and drag them.

I don't like the big ugly splitter bars and they
are not that hard to grab a hold of. It's not
like your using them all of the time I don't
think I've used them in about a year.


Posted on 2002-09-15 20:02:10 by Ewayne
I've had a couple more bug hits.

If your adding the paths back in and your .rc
file has include(s) for other .rc file(s), it
added Hutch's path to them.

If you only created a program with just a menu
it did not did not put the right path in for the

Plus there was a minor bug with AsmEdit.
The above are all fixed.

You can go to my web site and download the



Posted on 2002-09-16 09:23:47 by Ewayne

first of all sorry Ewayne, I had no intention to offend you. I hope you may believe I was only trying to help out.

I use a windows 2000 with large fonts and the "Classic Windows" scheme. Nothing else has been changed.

Posted on 2002-09-16 14:29:46 by yaa
To yaa:

Don't worry about offending me, I don't offend

I appreciate constructive criticism, but it seemed
a little strange after about a year all of a
sudden AsmEdit did not display right.

I guess I need to figure out how to work with
large fonts, right now I don't have a clue.

I hate the thought of setting all of the fonts
on all of the controls.


Posted on 2002-09-16 15:19:44 by Ewayne

I just started using AsmEdit V4.5 Release 0 and I want to say thanks for this great set of tools!! And such a reasonable price! Thanks for your efforts and accomplishments.

I am seeing the same effects that yaa originally reported where the "Filter On | Filter Off" buttons are sunk below the bottom statusbar, and the BUILD and PROJECTS button overlap each other with the Projects button on top of the Build button when at rest.

Again I am using a notebook with resolution of 800 x 600 using large fonts. I will apply the latest patch next.

Also, when building the DebugTest project I get the following error report when linking:

LINK: fatal error LNK1104: cannot open file "\MASM32V1\PROGRAMS\AsmEdit\lib\user32.lib"

I think I have all the directories set up correctly, and everything else seems to work the way they should. My AsmEdit is in D:\MAMS32\TOOLS\ subdirectory.

I'm not listing all the things I like about AsmEdit, that would take too long, I'm just mentioning the things that you might find interesting.

Posted on 2002-09-18 15:20:28 by farrier
To farrier:

It looks like you did not run the Setup program
to either update or remove the paths.

If you have not run the Setup program update with
the FixAsm before running it, there was a little
bug if you wanted to add the paths back in.

Plus it will fix the hidden Filter buttons.

I don't know what to do about the 800 x 600
resolution and or large fonts.

I'm thinking about it.

Let me know if you still have a problem.


Posted on 2002-09-18 16:09:30 by Ewayne

Actually, I ran setup twice: once before I used AsmEdit; and once after I got the error I described. Each time I selected a different option, at first I really wasn't sure what the choices referred to. I'm still not completely sure, but I think I understand.

Changing from Large fonts to Small fonts fixed the problems with the buttons overlapping on the toolbar, but the Filter on/Filter off buttons were still covered slightly. Now I just have to sit closer to the screen.


Posted on 2002-09-19 00:55:41 by farrier
To farrier:

Is the main problem fixed, being able to assemble
a program?

Did you apply the FixAsm patch to fix the Filter
button problem?

I have a Laptop and using a 800 x 600 resolution
the Filter buttons are ok.

Let me know.


Posted on 2002-09-19 01:11:14 by Ewayne

The only time this error showed up was when I tried to build the DebugTest.asm project in the DebugTest folder. All other projects built correctly, both my own programs and your other examples. When I saw this folder, I thought that DebugTest would show me if my installation was done correctly.

The fixasm files fixed the filter buttons completely! I'm still using small fonts while I'm evaluating AsmEdit.

One more question:

Is there some special trick to get the opcodes to be right justified as they are in your code? I really like the way that looks!! Or do you do that manually?

Thanks again for an excellent product!

Posted on 2002-09-19 02:33:02 by farrier