VS.Php for Visual StudioTrial
VS.Php is a PHP integrated development environment based on Visual Studio. With VS.Php you can design, develop, debug and deploy PHP applications within the Visual Studio IDE.
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Highlighting works well, but could do with some improvements on the color choices. (Brighter would help)
As others have mentioned, it sometimes works, sometimes doesn't. In order for syntax highlighting to work, I had to repair the installation (on a clean install I should add). Autocomplete works for some things, for others it doesn't. It's nice there's some support for frameworks, but I find it sketchy at best. It's unfortunate, looked promising.
The plugin basically doesn't work as advertised, and also does not uninstall cleanly. It registered itself to handle PHP files then doesn't remove those settings when you use the uninstaller provided. PHP Tools is a better plugin if you are looking for one for PHP.
Good product when it works. Intergated php web development into a great IDE.
This add-in works well for my simple purposes, but it looks like, there is no complete Editor for PHP. There is no syntax highlight and the settings won’t work. But IntelliSense works without any problems.
This is unusable in dark mode. I was trying to use it in VS2013 in dark mode. I could not get past the color scheme. Some things the font was so dark you couldn't see it against the background. For example: there was a couple function names that were by default black the same color as the background. Obviously that's not going to work. Then some things were painfully bright by default like extremely bright Yellow or really bright green. Then to fix these obviously poor default color settings it's a bunch of extra time to deal with going into options environment settings and manually changing each item one at a time. The default colors should be something fairly middle of the road normal and usable by default. I just want to offer some honest feedback in the hopes that these things may be addressed and possibly fixed.
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.
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. =>
This tool is great if you are primarily a microsoft platform developer with an occasional need to develop PHP applications.
Terrible. I would not recommend this plugin to anyone.
vsphp December 27 2011
Borisnikopfv, I'm really sorry to hear you did not get a good experience with VS.Php.
Visual Studio is now committed to supporting each platform
Works well in my experience. Good Intellisense, debugging support.
Hangs the IDE. Extremely slow. Cannot load large PHP sites. Going to try CodeLobster now
This plugin hangs VS2010 when loading up solutions. I had to uninstall it right away.
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