Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Filtering
From: "Maynard, Chris" <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:32:20 -0400
As far as I know, anything added via proto_tree_add_text() is non-filterable.
Below from doc/README.developer:

proto_tree_add_text() is used to add a label to the GUI tree.  It will
contain no value, so it is not searchable in the display filter process.
This function was needed in the transition from the old-style proto_tree
to this new-style proto_tree so that Wireshark would still decode all
protocols w/o being able to filter on all protocols and fields.
Otherwise we would have had to cripple Wireshark's functionality while we
converted all the old-style proto_tree calls to the new-style proto_tree
calls.  In other words, you should not use this in new code unless you've got
a specific reason (see below).

This can also be used for items with subtrees, which may not have values
themselves - the items in the subtree are the ones with values.

For a subtree, the label on the subtree might reflect some of the items
in the subtree.  This means the label can't be set until at least some
of the items in the subtree have been dissected.  To do this, use
'proto_item_set_text()' or 'proto_item_append_text()':

- Chris

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:[email protected]]
> Sent: Tuesday, March 31, 2009 2:56 PM
> To: Developer support list for Wireshark
> Cc: Maynard, Chris
> Subject: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Filtering
> hello,
> Sorry to bother again, but i did have another question. If i use
> proto_tree_add_text( ); for all my other branches, but still want to be
> able to filter them, is there a way i can make a variable like
> hf_icom_message, and set it to a value in dissect_icom() to be able to
> filter it? For example, make:
> { &hf_icom_message,
> 	{"Message", "icom.message",
> 	NULL, 0x0,
> }
> and have somewhere hf_icom_message = 6; in dissect_icom()
> and not use it for outputting anything, but just so i would be able to
> filter in wireshark with something like icom.message==6?
> Thanks,
> Greg
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