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I have successfully built Wireshark from source code using the instructions in section 2.2 of the developers guide(win64 setup). I am now trying to build my dissector using the instructions in section 9.2. At the end of Section 9.2.1 it says, "Compile the dissector to a DLL or shared library ...". Can someone tell me how to do this?

I found some old examples online, but they are not working. Do I use the "msbuild" command, as in section 2.2.12?


asked 24 Mar '16, 12:10

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Yep, just rebuild the whole solution again and it will all work, assuming you've made the correct changes. If you've created a plugin dissector you can just rebuild your plugin by substituting the path to the plugin project file on the msbuild command line, e.g.

msbuild /m /p:Configuration=RelWithDebInfo plugins\myplugin\myplugin.vcxproj

You must have previously built Wireshark in the build directory though before compiling the plugin on it's own in this manner. You'll find in practice there's only a little time difference between the "full" build and just building the plugin.

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answered 24 Mar '16, 15:51

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Thank you Grahamb, I have got it working now.

(24 Mar '16, 19:40) rbw006

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(25 Mar '16, 01:01) Jaap ♦
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