Wireshark-dev: [Wireshark-dev] Building Own GUI for stats plugin
From: Roland Knall <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:57:14 +0100

I am creating a separate stats plugin, which will only be distributed to customers and in-house. Adding a statistics entry and displaying the general information is a no-brainer using the stats_tree functions. 

But I would need to add my own GUI elements, as well as graphical and statistics information. I've browsed quite a bit, but cannot find anything, that would suit my needs.

I would either need some kind of handle provided by the stats_tree plugin (or a similair interface), so that I just get a reference to the gui window and add my own stuff there (for Qt and GTK), or the ability, to add a statistics menu entry, which calls my own menu callback, so that I can go from there, but then I would need to ensure, that my statistic is not hidden by the main wireshark instance.

I know that some companies do extend Wireshark to achieve that (seems Riverbed being one of them), but is there a way without modifying the source?

If not, should I create one and submit it to gerrit? Would this be accepted for future implementations as a general option?