I'm looking for a way, to make programmatically change of data type. This is the same as you press 'C' or 'D'.

For example convert this:

.text:00401008 unk_401008      db  55h ; U             ; CODE XREF: start↑p
.text:00401009                 db  8Bh ; ‹
.text:0040100A                 db 0ECh ; ì
.text:0040100B                 db  83h ; ƒ
.text:0040100C                 db 0ECh ; ì

to this:

.text:00401008 loc_401008:                             ; CODE XREF: start↑p
.text:00401008                 push    ebp
.text:00401009                 mov     ebp, esp
.text:0040100B                 sub     esp, 0Ch

and vice versa.

These functions should be listed here https://www.hex-rays.com/products/ida/support/idapython_docs/ but I can't find it.

So far I found only this:

generate_disasm_line(here(), GENDSM_FORCE_CODE)

but it only prints data to output, and does not change the "IDA View" window content.


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    If you found a solution you should post an answer instead of editing the question. This way it will be useful for others.
    – Igor Skochinsky
    Aug 21 '18 at 20:07
  • Modified. Now its ok?
    – eXp
    Aug 21 '18 at 20:28
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    looks good, thanks! by the way, you can even mark as accepted your own answer (but it won't award you the points).
    – Igor Skochinsky
    Aug 21 '18 at 21:22

ah, to create code there is:


The last question, when I'm trying to create data from code I'm getting False:

Python>create_data(here(), FF_BYTE, 0x79, 0)

This is because I need previously del_items()

  • If you want to ask another question, ask new question. Don't "bundle" it together with an answer. It's confusing.
    – user202729
    Aug 22 '18 at 15:44
  • ok, next time I will, this is my first experience of using this platform, sorry
    – eXp
    Aug 22 '18 at 19:49

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