Wireshark-dev: Re: [Wireshark-dev] Adding a new menu in the MenuBar
From: Jeff Morriss <[email protected]>
Date: Mon, 09 Jul 2012 13:28:41 -0400
Richard Sharpe wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 8, 2012 at 10:15 PM, Tony Trinh <[email protected]> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jul 9, 2012 at 1:01 AM, Richard Sharpe <[email protected]> wrote:
>>> Hi folks,
>>>
>>> I would like to add a new menu in the Menubar, like "Menubar/Blah" and
>>> place it before help, and after the tools menu (and probably before
>>> Internals).
>>>
>>> I would like to do it from Lua.
>>>
>>> I think I can see how to do this, but I wonder if anyone else has done
>>> that before?
>>>
>> WSLua does not support adding main menus. Currently, you can only add submenus to
>> existing menus.
> 
> You are correct. The problem would seem to be twofold:
> 
> 1. There is no function for doing that, and
> 
> 2. In ui/gtk/funnel_stat.c, the stat_group_name function contains a
> static value_string of the relationships between values like
> REGISTER_STAT_GROUP_UNSORTED and the string to use for the menu item.
> 
> Functions/methods would have to be added to allow new menu items to be
> added to allow the addition of whole new menus, but
> register_lua_menu_bar_menu_items and its subsidiary functions seem
> capable of this, as well as functions/methods to enter new values in
> VALS_GROUP_NAMES and to retrieve the index based on the string.

I had to make a bunch of changes to this code (in r41591) to get the Lua
menus working again.  And I wasn't terribly happy with the result; it
seems quite a bit of a mess to me.  But I didn't have a better idea at
the time...