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int0x50



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int0x50 16 Jun 2023, 12:38
I am not sure if this was asked already. I am coming from C background and started coding in FASM (Windows). I am quite comfortable in coding.

Now, coming to Windows programming (in FASM), my thinking is legacy. like if there is a structure defined in WinAPI, i change everything into dd, dw, db; etc and access it like that.

I am not using things like struct, addr, and other. I think i have not really looked into tutorials. But, is that the starting place to begin with?
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AsmGuru62



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AsmGuru62 16 Jun 2023, 16:03
FASM already has all the include files with all the structures and APIs (well, most of them, some of unusual stuff is missing, but you always can add it).
And those includes are also made for both 32-bit and 64-bit coding.
All you need is a good IDE and you can code x32 and x64 programs right away.
Take a look at the INCLUDE folder in your FASM distribution.
All files you need are there.
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AsmGuru62



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AsmGuru62 16 Jun 2023, 16:07
Also, FASM has PDF files where the Windows coding is described very well.
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Flier-Mate



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Flier-Mate 16 Jun 2023, 17:16
int0x50 wrote:
...my thinking is legacy.... I am not using things like struct, addr, and other.


I think it is good to learn that way. You may also want to explore how to transform macro into raw Assembly code.
Like "invoke", "cinvoke", "fastcall"...... I leave it as an exercise for you. Laughing
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edfed



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edfed 19 Jun 2023, 10:57
win programming with fasm is far more easier than in cpp or c.

why?
cause everything is in the source. no more manifest, .lib, .rc and all these f***ing stuff.

the only lack in fasm VS c/c++ is the possibility to make multiple nested calls in a single line.

but there are lot of ways to simplify the programming process with macros, procs, local and anonymous functions
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int0x50



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int0x50 20 Jun 2023, 05:22
thank you @AsmGuru62... I am looking at things you mentioned ...

thanks for the motivation @Flier-Mate ... noted ...

@edfed I like to see that it's going to be fun and easy ... thanks ...
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