plug-in architecture for structures

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MinusMyX
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plug-in architecture for structures

Post by MinusMyX » 03 Mar 2020 08:32

Some sort of plug-in architecture (could be COM, or could be .Net), to add user menu and interpretation code. I'm specifically thinking of interpreting master boot record, or FAT32 records, etc. Then, instead of showing raw bytes, user could show the sector in a specific format.

Maël
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Re: plug-in architecture

Post by Maël » 12 Mar 2020 14:59

You are probably aware of the plugin architecture that exists so far?
https://github.com/maelh/hxd-plugin-framework

I am working on a data inspector extension right now, so that you can define structures using a simple language, and it will display the decoded data in a kind of tree-like view.

Once that is out, we can see what makes sense as plugin, and what is better suited as extension of this language.

Stay tuned, it's going to be pretty powerful.

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