I am very happy with the VS.Php IDE. My only complain is with formatting I wish it would format the PHP code like it does with vb and C#. If you come across some badly written code it is hard to decipher.
I am mainly a VB guy, but have been playing around with WordPress. I highly recommend this for those that do not have much PHP experience. I can live with the few bugs as long as it doesn't crash which so far so good.
Have been trying to use this in 4 different development machines. Each running VS 2012 Ultimate MSDN, Windows 7 Ultimate and Windows 8 Pro. Every single one either gives a different error and the Windows 8 one installer runs but never shows up. Really wanted to buy a license as this looked like a great tool but it's become the worse plugin I've ever experienced and it's buggier than some of the stuff I've built... is there NO QA testing for this product? Sorry but in an IT department of over 300 developers this has been the biggest headache and frustration we've ever seen from a VS plugin. I'd recommend other developers stay away from this product... 4 days of effort to make this plugin work and various error messages later we are at this one. => "Fail to create project. Unable to cast object of type 'Microsoft.VisualStudio.Project.Automation.OAVSProject' to type 'PHPProjectExtLib.PHPProject'."
Terrible. I would not recommend this plugin to anyone. What you first get is a trial.
Then, already being a software designer for networking and web I'm already well versed in many languages including PHP. Thusly, I created a simple if-else echo script.. When you go to run it in the debugger, it doesn't even parse the html as html. It only does plain un-encoded text. This plugin is a joke. I was hoping for better, yet Notepad++ (Which is free btw) is MANY more advantages and doesn't need the backend of MS's VS prog.
Nothing good to say about this plugin. I's pointless and a sheer waste of my time! I've made more sophisticated scripts with far less than 45 MB this wastes to install.
I'm trying to open a remote CakePHP project, but I keep getting the same error.
I can successfully enter the remote server information and connect using ftp.
On the following Project Location screen, there are two textboxs...one for Remote Directory and one for Root Url which is already populated with the correct url value.
For the Remote directory, textbox I can browse to my project root, but I always receive the same error:
The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.
Fail to run phpinfo() on the server. Do you want to continue?
What am I doing wrong here?
Please let me know.
VS.Php comes preconfigured with the mysql module so you should be able to connect to a MySQL server without any issues as long as you use the built-in webserver or IIS (configured via VS.Php).
First thing to check is running phpinfo() and check that the mysql module is loaded.