Could you please write us on email@example.com or on http://support.devsense.com . We'll be happy to walk you through the process. Otherwise we also have debug troubleshooting section in documentation http://www.devsense.com/doc/phptools/debug/troubleshooting
Thank you for the feedback! - Could you please specify the situation when the program behaved in slow manner? We'll take a look into it (you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org ). -F12 on include isn't conventional, because there are other methods to navigate to specific files. But we'll consider adding this feature in future. - You can uninstall the extension in same way as other VS extensions. Please follow the documentation on msdn: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff852054.aspx - The extension is trial as specified in the description
Thank you for such a rating. PHP Tools for VS2013 is currently in preview version, but you can expect release very soon. For now you can download it from here http://www.devsense.com/products/php-tools/download/preview
Thank you for feedback! The issue is that Phalanger should be used with Phalanger Tools and having Phalanger only with PHP Tools might cause this. This has received highest priority and we are currently working on it for the next update so it should never happen again!
Anyway if you'd run into any other issue or question just write us on feedback ( http://www.devsense.com/support/feedback-form ) or http://support.devsense.com. Everything there gets immediate attention.
Thank again for reporting this. And we apology for inconvenience.
Hi, I am very interested in your Program which allow me to program PHP on VS. However, I think that this program still have some points to be improve. First of all, support with Unicode Characters. When I create a PHP project or some project (*.html, *.css, *.js) it is not in Unicode, but it is in ASCII which make me difficult to correct it. One more there is a problem when I am trying to call Tag by ID or Class. It's not suggest me what Tag ID or Class is in *.CSS. I am so sorry, my English is not well.
Thank you so much for your review! About your questions: - Unicode is fully supported. If you'd write us a detailed description of the situation to email@example.com we'll help you with it. - Tag ID suggestion will be supported in a future update, together with more improvements of HTML,CSS and JS.
Very happy to be using PHP productively in my favorite IDE (and yes, I am using the paid version). I previously used NetBeans, Eclipse, etc. While the PHP integration uses more memory than NetBeans (comparing very large projects), the speed of the UI really blows the Java-based competitors out of the water. Debugging is on par with NetBeans.
Thank you for your review! We're happy that you like PHP Tools and we are actually proud of performance we are achieving. We'll take a look on the memory consumption on very large projects as suggested. We are confident we can lower it significantly too. If you'd have any more suggestions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we are always happy to hear from our users.
As a .NET developer this tool enabled me to use my favourite IDE to work with PHP projects. The support team are incredibly helpful and friendly and I have now got VS2012 working with PHP beautifully. I would recommend this to everyone.
I don't normally give feedback unless I have a problem or I'm really impressed with a product.
I'm impressed. 11/10 guys - awesome work :)
I switch between languages a fair bit and being able to work with PHP in VS is an obvious time saver. But the slick work you have done with PHP Tools has taken it to the next level - my productivity has increased at least 500%.
Solid effort, but for the price - stick with Netbeans if you really need advanced IDE features for php. $80 + the cost of visual studio is not worth it for less features than what netbeans already offers for php.
At $30, this would be an easier sell, but at its current price, it really can't beat netbeans' cross platform availability and feature set.
You can actually run PHP Tools with Visual Studio Integrated shell, so there would be no cost of Visual Studio involved.
About feature set... It's hard to compare Visual Studio with Netbeans. We are actively working on many new features and we have new updates quite often. So if there's something critical missing for you just give us know and we'll make sure it will be added soon.
Very satisfied with PHP Tools so far, but I'd like to be able to use TypeScript within my PHP projects. I see no template available for it from the add file dialog within my PHP projects. I tried simply renaming a .js file to .ts, and while I do get intellisense and syntax highlighting for it the file doesn't compile on build.
I'd also like to be able to use SASS within PHP projects. Luckily though simply renaming a .css file to .scss was enough to SassyStudio to pick up on it and do it's job. A template in the add file dialog would be nice though.
I've bought the PHP Tools for private use nearly one and a half year ago and I am very satisfied. My supscription ended in December, but that was no problem for me. I don't need the newest update and like I understood it when I was buying this software I could use it later but just don't get updates.
But now I've reinstalled my second PC and wanted to install the Tools for VS2012 again. Install was successful, activating too, but I can't use any feature, like IntelliSense and more.
So how can I get my old version to work again?
Everything I do to try and step through my code in the debugger seems to be doing nothing.
I searched online, and was only able to find one reference to the other VS PHP tool - but I've already purchased this one!
Can you point me to some tutorial detailing how to get the XDEBUG to work with this?
I hope doc and demos page helped. If you'd still need help with setting things up, just go directly to our support forum http://support.devsense.com or email us to email@example.com .
Good question!:) But I think some 3rd party should do the comparison so it's objective. Or just try it out and see what fits you better. And if you'd have any question give us know!
Miloslav Beno | DEVSENSE
How can I set PHP CLI WebServer to start on 0.0.0.0 instead of localhost? (in other words to have the hand on the -S switch of php.exe)?
I want to use Visual Studio 2013 with PHP Tools for Visual Studio with PHP built-in WebServer and access the page from a mobile phone within the wireless network.
Thanks for the question/suggestion. Currently we just setup it up always as localhost. But since it's small change the option to change this was added to the latest preview version. You can get it here http://www.devsense.com/products/php-tools/download/preview. But please note it's not release version!
I am a student and we are doing a student project which is development of a system which has 4 sub-systems and one of the sub system is completely developed from scratch with .Net MVC4 and others are like open source frameworks integrated in it.. for compatibility we found 2 out of 3 frameworks in .Net and 1 we couldn't find in .Net and had to choose a PHP one... we need to make some changes to the existing code and we are deploying the whole system in IIS...
My questions are..
1. Do we need to have Phlanger to do this? or just enabling fastCGI would do? what is the difference?
2.I tried to deploy and check wordpress using fastcgi and it works. is that sufficient? can i just put my php files in VS and can build and deploy it?
3. If I need to use Phlanger with VS and deplyment is there any tutorial that can help me. Because I could see IIS set up for this but I dont find anything with VS.
Thanks for your valuable advice and guidance....
Thanks for contacting us; first of all, PHP Tools for Visual Studio and Phalanger are two different things. PHP Tools are add-in for Visual Studio enabling PHP language, and Phalanger (github.com/DEVSENSE/Phalanger) is a compiler for .NET.
Please refer to corresponding pages for what you need.
The syntax highlighter currently thinks that the HTML is not well formed when there are server tags embedded within an HTML attribute. Is there a way to fix this? (Visual Studio 2012)
[Note: I just updated PHP Tools to 1.9.4839 to see if that would remedy it, and now syntax recognition is mostly broken in .phtml files (90% of PHP code is seen as an error), and partially broken in regular .php files (namespace declarations, `use` directives, class declarations, extends, comments and doc comments aren't recognized at all; functions mostly work. I've made sure both extensions are mapped to the PHP editor in Visual Studio's options.]
The first issue with HTML formatting should be gone in 1.9.
The second issue is caused by Resharper Code Analysis not being ready for PHP inside Visual Studio HTML editor. If you turn it off it will work correctly. Or you can switch to our previous HTML editor (Tools|Options|PHP Tools|Advanced|Enable HTML Editor in PHP files), but the new one is just so much better (Full CSS and JS support, Web essentials support,..).
Please give me know if there's anything else I could help you with.
I couldn't find anything on the net, so I ask here.
Thanks in advance!
Thanks for the question.
Yes, not just highlight but IntelliSense too! You just need to download 1.9 version which is Visual Studio version specific. You can find them here on vs gallery or we have the links on our company page http://www.devsense.com/products/php-tools/download . It needs full version, but you can try it out for 30-days for free.