MooTools in phpDesigner 7

phpDesigner 7 comes with a built-in JavaScript Editor. Access and work with your JavaScript classes and functions through the code completion and code tip on the fly and easily navigate through your JavaScript with the declaration manager. phpDesigner 7 comes with support for working with all the popular JavaScript frameworks like jQuery, Ext JS, YUI, Dojo Toolkit, MooTools and Prototype!


MooTools is a compact, modular, Object-Oriented JavaScript framework designed for the intermediate to advanced JavaScript developer. It allows you to write powerful, flexible, and cross-browser code with its elegant, well documented, and coherent API1).


By default MooTools is automatic enabled in phpDesigner 7. However, in order to run a script using the classes or functions from MooTools you must either download and place it together with your files or link to it, this is done from the menu JavaScript > Frameworks > MooTools.

If like to disable the support for MooTools in phpDesigner 7. Go to the folder where you installed phpDesigner 7, and edit the file xmlJavaScript-MooTools.xml. Change the value, and and restart phpDesigner 7:

<module name="MooTools" disabled="False">


<module name="ExtJS" disabled="True">

Working with MooTools in phpDesigner 7


You can easily navigate and browse all listed classes and functions in MooTools from the menu Go to. Select Project Declaration > All. You can filter all the listed classes and functions by type and name.

Code Completion

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

Disable the Code completion from the menu Tools > Preferences > Editor > Code completion > Disable.

Code Tip

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