eZ Components in phpDesigner 7

Introduction

phpDesigner 7 is a PHP EDITOR and PHP IDE that gives you the possibility to work with the eZ Components. You can access its classes, functions and variables inside phpDesigner 7.

eZ Components eZ Components is an enterprise ready general purpose PHP components library used independently or together for PHP application development. With eZ Components, developers do not have to reinvent the wheel, instead they can concentrate on solving customer-specific needs 1).

Requirements

Working with the eZ Components in phpDesigner 7

Setup

First you need to download the eZ Components and extract it to your project's root folder.

Create a new project in phpDesigner 7 from the menu Project > Project Manager. Under 'Libraries', add the path to eZ Components. Now load the new project from either the 'Project Manager' > 'Load Project' or the menu Project. You can now work with all the classes, functions and variables listed in eZ Components inside phpDesigner 7.

Navigation

You can easily navigate and browse all listed classes, functions and variables in eZ Components from the menu Go to. Select Project Declaration > All. You can filter all the listed classes, functions and variables in your project including your framework in the text-field 'Search'.

Code Completion

The Code completion for PHP will be displayed on the fly as you continue to write your code and is able to detect the context and display PHP items based on the context. You need to be inside a PHP block in order to access all classes, functions and variables listed in your eZ Components. The Code Completion will be automate triggered once typing. For manual triggering simply press 'CTRL+SPACE'.

You can configure the behavior of the Code Completion from the menu Tools > Preferences > Editor > Code Completion.

Code Tip

The contextual Code Tip for PHP helps you complete predefined and user-defined functions easily by automatically showing the expected parameters for the current function. You need to be inside a PHP block in order to work with all listed classes, functions and variables in your eZ Components using the Code Tip. It is automatic triggered on the fly as you continue to write your code or manually invoked by pressing CTRL.

You can configure the behavior of the Code Tip from the menu Tools > Preferences > Editor > Code Tip.