PHP Tools for Visual Studio
Make PHP a first-class citizen in Visual Studio
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Explore IntelliSense of PHP code. Make use of PHPDoc, projects and project references to simplify development.
Watch quick tutorial how to turn Visual Studio into PHP debugger. Review PHP version, configuration and hit F5 … Take advantage of configuration checker and seamless PHP debugger integration.
In addition to standard .php file type, you can specify additional file extensions in order to enable all the PHP Editor features across all your PHP project. This allows you to take advantage of smart IntelliSense and other features in non-standard source files.
Editting existing PHP projects is fast and easy. You don’t have to create new project and copy whole content locally. Just open an existing Web Site from Visual Studio menu and start coding. You can take advantage of source control providers, remote access and existing IIS web sites.
Avoid typos, and simply insert common code fragments with less keyboard hits. Code snippets are designed to save time and make programming easier.
Browse namespaces, classes, functions and constants easily and intuitively. Class View is a must-use feature in big projects.
PHP Tools for Visual Studio supports remote debugging thru XDebug extension. Debugging projects remotely on your test environment is simple. It also gives you the ability to fix issues remotely on the actual server.
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Tip: Enable Automatic Updates
Be notified about new features automatically.
To enable automatic updates of PHP Tools; open Your Visual Studio, navigate to Tools -> Options, then Environment -> Extension Manager and tick Automatically check for updates to installed extensions.