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
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