Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] LUA development highlighting bytefield display with LUA
From: "Luis EG Ontanon" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2008 14:47:26 +0200
Lua uses the very same API that dissectors use. For protocol tree
items created with Lua (when they are given a tvbRange) the bytes in
the hex dump pane get highlighted as with any other dissector.

On Mon, Jun 16, 2008 at 3:37 PM, Rowswell, Brent
<[email protected]> wrote:
> Hey there,
> I was wondering if there was a way to make my LUA dissector highlight
> specific bytes in the bytefield display so that they stand out easily, such
> as the various portions of my header and attach these to the subtrees that
> explain what they are.  I know something that does this is already built
> into wireshark and that it works very well for predefined message types, for
> instance it dissects TCP headers is a very readable way so that you can
> actually see which bytes correspond to the source and destination
> addresses.  I would like to do something similar on my own message type, so
> that the specific portions of my message are easily readable after
> dissection.  Is there any way to do this inside my LUA script?
> Brent Rowswell
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