I'm trying to learn Ghidra. Say, if it generated the following code for loading functions from an array of function names from gpfnCommCtrlAPI:

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I was able to retype gpfnCommCtrlAPI into char*[14] which made it quite readable:

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But then is it possible to retype g_pfnsUxCtrl, a pointer to an array of function pointers, (possibly with a custom enum) to make it a little bit more readable? Here's an example of how it looks now in case of g_pfnsUxCtrl[7]:

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PS. To understand what index 7 refers to in that case I need to go back to the gpfnCommCtrlAPI array, which may not be immediately available where g_pfnsUxCtrl[7] is used.

PS2. In that case case, I manually renamed p_comctl32_HandleScrollCmd variable to make it more readable.

  • Which executable file did you analyse?
    – Biswapriyo
    Apr 12, 2019 at 5:47
  • @Biswapriyo: comctrl32.dll x86 build from Win10.
    – c00000fd
    Apr 12, 2019 at 7:22
  • that sounds like you want a typedef if you want X to mean g_pfnsUxCtrl[7] unless your want to use the enum to replace the 7 Apr 24, 2019 at 2:19

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you are able to add your own enum type inside Data Type Manager. (Keep in mind to select correct size).

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Then you should be able to change the type to your newly created enum and everything should be nicely resolved.

  • yeah, that's how you define a generic enum. But how would you apply it to the particular example I showed above?
    – c00000fd
    Apr 23, 2019 at 20:41
  • if that proc list is relatively short with const count and you really would like custom names instead of integers, then you can create a custom type with lots of integers of different names. Then you'll have a single object with couple of variables and each of those will have a custom name. And if those addresses are constant which is kinda stupid but you can look where you land with that, you can try to set p_comct132_HandleScrollCmd to enumType and g_pfnsUxCtrl to pointer to enumType. Both solutions are silly, in your case I'd just memorize those integers
    – erexo
    Apr 24, 2019 at 13:26

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