Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Packet display columns enhancement
From: Stephen Fisher <stephentfisher@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 10:22:36 -0700
On Sat, Dec 22, 2007 at 12:00:12PM -0500, Frank Solensky wrote:

> What I'd like to do is to rework the code in the "Edit > Preferences >
> User Interface > Columns" options so that the user could add or remove
> packet list pane columns beyond those currently offered.  This would
> be based off the same tree generated for the "Display Filter >
> Expression > Field Name" dialog.
> I haven't seen any mention of anything like this in bugzilla or in the
> mailing list archives yet but my search has only been cursory so far.
> Is this something that's already been though of?  If not, is it
> something that others would fine useful as well?

Enhancement Bug #2002 is titled "Add ability to make any field a column"


I am very interested in getting this implemented as well, but have not
had the time to do it yet.  I was thinking that this could be
implemented using the proto_tree_add_* functions.  Those functions would
check if a column with the contents of the field being processed is
active and if so, populate it.  I am not sure how much of a performance
hit we would take doing this though.