Currently the Visual C++ editor does not highlight the syntax for assembly language programs. You can add syntax highlighting for the Professional Edition of Visual Studio 2010,2012, and 2013 or the Communition or Enterprise Editions of Visual Studio 2015 by clicking on the link below and downloading and installing AsmHighlighter.

Note: this does not work for the express edition of Visual Studio.

To install AsmHighlighter exit all versions of Visual Studio then download and double click on the following file: AsmHighlighter.vsix

In order to get AsmHighlighter to work you must delete the following registry key:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\(11.0,12.0 or 14.0)\FontAndColors\Cache

You can manually delete the registry key by doing the following: you can launch the registry editor by searching for regedit in the "Search programs and files" box after clicking on the start icon or in windows 8 hit the windows key and R

To find out more information about AsmHighlighter you can click on the following link: AsmHighlighter

ASM 64 bit programming

Setting up VS 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 for 64 bit programming

An example of using 64 bit registers   registers64.asm

YouTube Videos

How to create a VC++ project and add a file

How to debug a 32 bit assembly language program using Visual Studio

How to create a Visual Studio 2010 or 2012 64 bit Assembly language project.

Web page provided by Fred Kennedy, Computer Science Instructor at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, CA.