INCLUDE          Process Code from External File               MASM Directive

INCLUDE filename

Causes the assembler to process source code from an external file.

Notes:     Filename must refer to an existing file, or the
assembler will issue an error message and stop. A full
or partial path may be included in filename, with either
/ or \ used as path separator characters. If you have
used the MASM /I switch to specify an "include file
path" at the command line, do not use that path in your
INCLUDE directive.  MASM first checks any path specified
with the MASM /I option.  Then if the file is not found,
MASM checks the current directory.  If the file is still
not found, then MASM will issue an error message and
stop.

When the assembler encounters an INCLUDE directive, it
reads and processes the specified file entirely before
returning to the file that issued the INCLUDE. INCLUDE
directives may be nested.

Code generated from INCLUDE files is marked with the
letter 'C' in MASM listings.


INCLUDE Process Code from External File