Text Representation Dialog

This command changes the look of the disassembly. Here you can change the values of the following checkboxes/input fields:

Line prefixes

        This checkbox enables or disables line prefixes display.
        Line prefix is the address of the current byte:
         3000:1000      mov ax, bx
         ^^^^^^^^^
        IDA.CFG parameter: SHOW_LINEPREFIXES
Number of opcode bytes
        Opcode bytes are shown below:
         3000:1000 55           push    bp
                   ^^^^^^^^^
        The opcode is the operation code of the current instruction.
        For the data items, the opcodes are elements of data directives.
        Sometimes there is not enough place to display all bytes of an item
        (of a large array, for example). In this case, IDA will display just
        the few first bytes of the item. By default, IDA does not display
        the opcodes.
        IDA.CFG parameter: OPCODE_BYTES
Use segment names
        This option controls the appearance of the segment names in the
        addresses. Example (codeseg has base 3000):
           Enabled:     codeseg:0034
           Disabled:    3000:0034
        IDA.CFG parameter: USE_SEGMENT_NAMES
Segment addresses
        Marking this checkbox, you can disable segment addresses in the
        disassembly. IDA will show only offsets. Example:
           Enabled:     codeseg:0034
           Disabled:    0034
        IDA.CFG parameter: SHOW_SEGMENTS
Function offsets
        This option controls the appearance of the line prefixes.
        If it is enabled, the addresses will be displayed as offsets
        from a function beginning. Example:
           Enabled:     somefunc+0x44
           Disabled:    cseg:0x4544
Right margin
        This option controls the length of disassembly lines for data
        directives.
        IDA.CFG parameter: MAX_DATALINE_LENGTH
Instruction indention
        You can change indention of disassembled instructions:
                         mov ax, bx
         <-------------->
            indention
        IDA.CFG parameter: INDENTION
Display bad instruction <BAD> marks
        Some assemblers do not understand some instructions even if they
        must. For example, the Z80 processor has several undocumented
        instructions and many assemblers fail to recognize them. IDA knows
        about this fact and tries to produce an output that can be compiled
        without errors, so it replaces such instructions with data bytes.
        The problem is more severe with Intel 80x86 processors: the same
        instruction can be coded differently. There are 2 operation codes
        for ADD instruction, etc. The worst thing is that the different
        operation codes have different lengths. If the assembler used to
        compile a file and your assembler produce different operation codes,
        you may obtain completely different output files.
        That is why IDA can mark such instructions as <BAD> and replace them
        with data bytes. Example:
           Enabled:
                        db 0Fh,86h,7Eh,0,0,0 ; <BAD> jbe     loc_0_205
                        db 0Fh,82h,78h,0,0,0 ; <BAD> jb      loc_0_205
                        db 0Fh,83h,72h,0,0,0 ; <BAD> jnb     loc_0_205
           Disabled:
                        jbe     loc_0_205
                        jb      loc_0_205
                        jnb     loc_0_205
        IDA.CFG parameter: SHOW_BAD_INSTRUCTIONS
Use tabulations in output
        You can disable the tab chars (0x09) in the output file if you do not
        like them. By default, IDA produces output files with tab chars.
        IDA.CFG parameter: USE_TABULATION
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Display stack pointer
        If this option is set, IDA will display the value of
        the stack pointer in the line prefix.
        IDA.CFG parameter: SHOW_SP
See also Options submenu.
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