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When you run BASCOM-8051 the following window will appear.




The last saved/closed program will be loaded automatic.

When reformatting is enabled, the loaded program will be reformatted too.

This is only meaningful for programs written with another editor.


The BASCOM IDE is a so-called multi document application. This means that you can open more than one source file. The operations that you perform are always done on the current document, that is, the window with the focus.


The filename is shown in the caption of the window.


The status bar is separated in four panels.

line, character position indicator
modified indicator, to indicate that text has changed
insert/overwrite indicator
message panel



Some actions such as programming will make a progress indicator visible.