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PHP Tools for Visual Studio is an extension for Visual Studio which adds PHP editor features like syntax highlighting, code folding, navigation bar or IntelliSense. PHP Tools extension also extends Visual Studio with PHP projects and abilities to debug PHP code. Extend Visual Studio with support for the PHP language, including visual debugging of PHP and Javascript.

PHP Tools for Visual Studio Features

  • Syntax Highlighting - Read your code in colors - The PHP Editor colorizes your code according to Visual Studio settings, giving you a better overview in the colors you are used to. The colors respect Visual Studio conventions with support for dark, light and 3rd party themes.
  • Code Validation - Get your code checked as you type - Detect type mismatches, typos, missing function parameters, unknown classes and functions as you type. Code analysis periodically checks your code for various issues and underlines them immediately. This avoids having to handle most of the issues in run-time.
  • IntelliSense - Use smart code assistance - The IntelliSense feature provides you with smart, context-aware code completions, detailed tool tips and function parameter assistance. The feature contains a complete PHP manual, learns from your code and performs type analysis. Its purpose is to minimize the amount of key presses you have to do.
  • Navigation Features - Jump to any definition from anywhere - Navigate to definitions and references using 'Go to definition', find all references, class view, navigation bar and more. Quickly jump through your code using the well-known Visual Studio shortcuts you are used to.
  • Code Lens - Quick navigational adornment always here - _Code Lenses_ are displayed above every declaration header with quick information with the number of references, overrides, prototypes, or trait uses. Click and jump directly to references.
  • Refactoring - Rename identifiers seamlessly - Avoid typos and keep code clean using refactoring features. You can rename all kinds of identifiers as you type or you can use the rename dialog. Refactoring can rename identifiers in place or with a detailed preview where you can uncheck single occurrences.
  • PHP Manager - Install, Update, No Hustle - Just select PHP language version for your project and let PHP Tools to install and maintain the PHP binaries, composer, and other dependencies. This means working debugging, IIS Web Server, or fixed frequent configuration issues, without hustle.
  • Code Formatting - Keep code nice and easy to follow - Automatically format your code when you type. Code formatting works great for the whole document, a selection of code, after you complete a statement or a block of code. The feature respects Visual Studio conventions, normalizes spaces, works great with mixed HTML, PHP and more.
  • Code Actions - Fix and Refactor code with a click - Take advantage of code refactorings and code fixes, and use smart suggestions right in the editor. This helps with keeping the code clean, suggests namespace completions, renaming symbols, implementing interfaces, fixes common typos, and other actions.
  • Regex Editor - Write and Test your PCRE with ease - Edit regular expressions in a nice colorized view, or open them in the Regex Tool Window. Any syntactic or semantic error gets underlined with additional informations. Test your regular expressions before you run the code, and use the Regex Tool Window to inspect defined capture groups.
  • Smarty Templating - Intense experience with Smarty Editor - Templating with the Smarty editor makes it easy if you are a beginner or an advanced Smarty user. Syntax highlighting and syntax error checking is a must have. Be sure to explore great IntelliSense features and coding snippets to edit templates quickly and comfortly.
  • Twig Templating - Best-in-Class Twig Editor - PHP Tools for Visual Studio offers you complete support for Twig templates, including syntax highlighting, error checking, code completion and outlining. Take advantage of the unique split view to understand and fine-tune your twig templates.
  • Blade Templating - Get help with your laravel page - Blade editor colorizes your entire code and provides all the smart features you need for HTML, CSS, JS, Blade and embedded PHP within the blade files. Syntax errors and issues are underlined right in the editor, while IntelliSense suggests and helps. All running on top of Visual Studio's powerful editor engine.
  • PHPDoc Support - Easily document your code - Documenting your objects and functions helps you while coding. It also improves code analysis by hinting parameter and return types. The PHP Editor colorizes PHPDoc blocks, generates them automatically and integrates its content into IntelliSense.
  • Visual Debugger - Debug your code as you are used to - Inspect and edit variables, step through the code, pause on breakpoints, check the call stack and more, just as you are used to in Visual Studio. Xdebug integration works great with all kinds of web servers, allowing you to debug your program quickly and intuitively.
  • Exception Assistant - Be notified about run-time issues in your code - Break on selected errors, warnings, notices and exceptions, and thus, check the state of the program that is causing them. Building an error-safe code is an essential objective for any programmer. Don't miss a single issue with the exception assistant.
  • Debug Inlines - Contextual values at your hand - Watch important values or expressions during debugging. _Debug Inlines_ keep you informed about expressions of the current code context, function parameters, loop iteration variables, properties, and appropriate array entries.
  • Remote Debugging - Debug code running on a remote server - Deploy your project and solve issues on your remote server directly from Visual Studio. It can be a Windows server, Linux or Mac. Moreover, remote files are mapped to your local project, so remote debugging is just as fast as local debugging.
  • Immediate Window - Iterate faster - Enter the PHP code and see the results immediately in the Immediate Window during debugging. You can adjust the run of your program, introduce new variables or modify existing ones.
  • HTML Editor - Design and code all together - Write all the web languages within PHP files as you are used to. Mix HTML, CSS, JavaScript and PHP with complete built-in support from Visual Studio. The editor even allows all your favorite 3rd party plugins like Web Essentials.
  • Code Snippets - Build code faster - By taking advantage of code snippets, insert common code fragments with just a few key hits. Avoid common typos, generate functions, documentary comments, loops and other constructs as it should be.
  • Error List - Review all project errors at one place - Quickly check all your syntax and fatal errors found in your project, before you actually run and debug the code. Error List helps you to keep the code clean, without unexpected run-time glitches.
  • Unit Testing - Test your code automatically - Write PHPUnit tests, manage test cases, organize them in categories and keep an overview of passed and failed scenarios. PHPUnit is seamlessly integrated into the Visual Studio Text Explorer, allowing you to author, run and debug your test cases.
  • Project System - Manage and customize your project - Take advantage of the Visual Studio Solution Explorer and the MSBuild industry standard. This allows for various customizations, custom projects and item templates, running or debugging more projects at once and more.
  • Composer Integration - Composer everywhere, just like it should be - Quickly search and install packages from a rich user interface. Update them and install missing packages with just one click. The Composer is also integrated within MSBuild as well as in the Solution Explorer, and its complete output appears in the Output Window.
  • Deployment - Publish your project to a remote server with one click - Incremental publish automatizes the deploying of your project files to a remote server. You can deploy a whole project or just a single file. It does not matter whether it is FTP, SFTP, FTPS, File System or Azure. We have covered them all.
  • Source Control - Push, Pull, Sync and Merge your code and work items - A seamless integration with Visual Studio source control providers like Git and TFS gives your team all the tools they need. Command-line is not required, you can do all the source control tasks right in Visual Studio using the well-known user interface.
  • Remote Explorer - Upload, Download, Browse, Compare - Link your project with remote locations and quickly sync your changes using FTP/FTPS/SFTP, browse the remote, compare your changes with the server, and more.