Microsoft KB Archive/34503
Article ID: 34503
Article Last Modified on 11/19/2003
- Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q34503
Page 38 of the "Microsoft Macro Assembler 5.1 Update" guide states the following about the type that can be specified for an argument in the syntax of PROC
... the type of the argument may be WORD, DWORD, FWORD, QWORD, TBYTE or the name of a structure defined by a STRUC structure declaration...
When attempting to use a structure name, the following error will be generated
The error is generated because support of the STRUC type for arguments to PROC has not been added to MASM version 5.1. However, it is a feature of MASM version 6.0 and later.
The following program illustrates the problem. It will assemble correctly with MASM 6.0 and later.
; Assembly options needed: none .model small,c .data t1 STRUC w1 dw 0 t1 ENDS .code h1 PROC arg1:t1 ; h1 ENDP END
Additional query words: 5.10