Creating new messages in ASN1VE using Copy & Paste

Starting with version 2.4 of ASN1VE, File menu items for creating new hex and base64 messages have been consolidated into the New... menu item. For users who depend on the ability to create new data files from existing hexadecimal and base64 text, we've also improved support for pasting directly into ASN1VE's hex editor.

All new data files are created with a message stub for the selected PDU type. To replace the generated stub with existing data from the system clipboard, simply right-click on the hex editor and choose Select all from the context menu, then right-click again and select either Paste or Paste base64 from the menu. The Paste option remains unchanged and can be used to paste hexadecimal text into the editor. The new option, Paste base64,  can be used to paste base64-encoded text into the hex editor.Once the data has been successfully pasted into the hex editor, select Refresh from the View menu (or press F5 on your keyboard), and ASN1VE will read the data you've pasted.

When saving a new file (or using Save as... from the File menu), in addition to naming it, the file dialog provides a dropdown box for selecting a file type. Options for the file type include saving as a binary file or as a hexadecimal, base64, or PEM text file.

These changes help to make ASN1VE more flexible. For example, text-encoded data can be pasted in at any time, and the resulting file can be saved in any supported format. As always, please contact us with any questions or comments.