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#1 untitled_1


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Posted 31 October 2010 - 04:24 AM

hey all, im trying to get user input in the form of like a stream of bytes from key board, im doing the following and its wrong
jmp main

input: resb 20

         mov ah, 0ah ;user input function
         int 21h ;for user input

         mov dx, input ;move address of input to dx where keyboard input will be returned
         call get_input
         int 20h ;return to dos

This code is not working, im using nasm, i want input to initialized to value input by user in keyboard

Edited by dargueta, 02 November 2010 - 01:28 PM.
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Posted 31 October 2010 - 09:03 AM

How exactly is it not working?
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Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:30 PM

The buffer can't just be empty; you need a bit more information for the interrupt. The first byte of the buffer should be the length of the buffer not including the two info bytes; the second should be 0, and everything after that is your buffer in which the string will be stored. On a return the second byte of the buffer will contain a number indicating how many bytes were stored into the buffer.

In your case you want something like
input: resb 22

mov     ah, 0ah
mov     BYTE [input], 0x20
mov     BYTE [input + 1], 0x00
mov     dx, input
int     21h

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