Symfony Plugin

Compatible with: IntelliJ IDEA PhpStorm
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  • Activate plugin per project in "File -> Settings -> Languages & Framework -> PHP -> Symfony" or use auto configuration notification
  • (Required) Install PHP Annotations
  • (Optional) Configure a default project connection in "Remote Hosts Access / Remote Hosts" to enable support for remote files in plugin settings
  • (Optional) Ignore Symfony "cache" directory because of duplicate classes "Settings -> Project -> Directories"
  • (Optional) Install PHP Toolbox
  • (Optional) To support XLIFF translations add "*.xlf" / "*.xliff" to XML "Editor" -> "File Types"
Features: Version

This plugin supports Symfony 2 and 3

Dependency Injection Container
  • References for services in ContainerInterface::get()
  • Detect ContainerInterface::get() result type
  • References for services, tags, events, methods, ... inside yaml, xml and php
  • Indexer to provide live editing without a compiled container
  • Tagged class indexer
  • ORM QueryBuilder support, including chaining and nested methods
  • References and TypeProvider for doctrine getRepository
  • TypeProvider for EntityRepository::find/findOneBy/findAll/findBy
  • Field and relations resolving and annotation and yaml
  • Template names in all file references
  • Provide Template implements and extends goto on linemarker
  • Assets file references like javascript, stylesheets and more
  • Support @Template annotations
  • Trans and transchoice support with annotator, quickquick and translation extraction action
  • References for block names (completion back since PhpStorm8)
  • Variable TypeProvider similar to php with several scopes and providers like docblocks, controller, actions, template inclusion, ...
  • Macro implements goto on linemarker
  • Filter, Function, Macro and Extension support
  • References for form types
  • Form field name references on data_class
  • References for form options, extension, ...
  • References for UrlGenerator::generate() related calls
  • Autocomplete route name in twig templates
  • Go to for routing name methods
  • CodeFolding to display real route uri instead of its name
  • Route parameter completion
  • Annotator which notice unknown route, template, service, assets, ...
  • Several stub indexer to provide some live generation provider in replacement for compiled container
  • Linemarker and "Related File" to provide possible goto targets and controller action
  • Search Everywhere support and custom search for only Symfony related Symbols "Navigate > Symfony Symbol"
  • Bridge for PHP Annotations to support annotation related stuff
  • Dotenv and Docker environments variable extraction for DIC parameter
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Recent change notes

0.14.x: PhpStorm 2017.1+
0.13.x: PhpStorm 2016.3.1 (no support)
0.12.x: PhpStorm 2016.1 (no support)
0.11.x: PhpStorm 8, 9, 10 (no support)
0.10.x: PhpStorm 7 (no support)
0.9.x: PhpStorm 6 (no support)

  • Reworked compiled container parser to support aliases extraction more safety for Symfony 3.3 private service debugger #618 #943
  • Fix type cast error in voter role extraction #941
  • Fix npe in service call visiting of yaml files #942
  • Fix when using a classname as service id in a routing.yml plugin is mistakenly reporting the method as of missing in Symfony 3.3 #940
  • The inner service of a decorator is always private #908
  • Add Twig variable collector for parameter of a given macro scope
  • Provide extension point a Twig variable collector
  • Dropping ContainerInterface::get usage service linemarker
  • Service indexer should known "_defaults" values of Symfony 3.3 dic component #947
  • Add parameter parser for Kernel::getKernelParameters #950
  • Add "controller.service_arguments" and new yaml service keys completion of Symfony 3.3
  • Service argument inspection must respect _default configuration #948
  • Service generator for YAML files extract indent from file scope #533 #374 #362 #736
  • Action generator menu should also display service generator for yaml files and reduce visibility for valid file scope
  • Reduce blacklist of all file indexes; only ending with "Test" blocks processing now #897
  • Fix translation domain name extraction on empty filename #927
  • Provide ternary and better string value detection for form getParent and getExtendedType
  • Globally support string value resolve for class constant
  • Migrate MethodSignatureTypeProvider to PhpTypeProvider3; prevent cross plugin issue #926 #792
  • Add Twig form_theme indexer and provide targets in linemarker #920
  • ContainerInterface::get doesn't resolve on multiple parameter; drop parameter length check #916
  • Move PHP Annotation plugin `de.espend.idea.php.annotation` from soft to hard dependency to drop duplicate code usages #448
  • Use new PhpTypeProvider3 and replace deprecated usages in Container::get, ObjectManager::get, EventDispatcherInterface::dispatch #792
  • Refactoring of Twig macro logic, provide tests, use indexer #924
  • Add completion for Twig macros after DOT element for "import as" function #924
  • Drop regex from Twig set variable collector
  • Migrate Doctrine type provider to PhpTypeProvider3 implementation #792
  • Refactoring of ObjectManager::findBy* references and support more possible repository usages #925 #898
  • Implement environment variables references for %env(*) on .env and Docker files #910
  • Add Twig trans and transchoice tag support for translation keys #459
  • Parameter Hints must not be provided if plugin is not enabled #896
  • Fix cache folder detection in project auto configuration process #810 @20uf
  • Add navigate to Twig "include" file references #889 and use lazy value provider for better performance #809
  • Support of resname attribute in xlf trans-unit tag #913
  • Fix pattern for Yaml method "calls" #755 and implement named services support
  • Provide parameter type hint for xml and yaml "call" tags
  • Add class navigation for named yaml service keys of Symfony 3.3 #902
  • Add Parameter Hints for YAML and XML service arguments and dropping caret text overlay #896
  • Support granted strings in $attributes parameter of VoterInterface:vote foreach and in_array
  • Fix no description for an intention #891
  • Sort service instance suggest on project usage #890
  • Note: Last PhpStorm 2016.3.x release
  • Use intention for Twig key creation, drop redundant warnings #443
  • Fix roles completing/goto not working with array call #886
  • Add support for translations placeholder in Twig and PHP #631 #528
  • Fix routing path parameter completion in Twig; use newly literal lexer element and drop regular expression for route name extractio
  • Ignore interpolated strings in Twig "path" / "trans" annotator and inspections #884
  • Fix incorrect resolving of Routes with too many underscores on new __invoke controller action in annotations #881
  • Drop regular expression for trans filter in Twig, trust and use lexer #877, #814, #716
  • Support absolute urls in profiler #880
  • Fix npe in route indexing #874
  • Fix parameter autocomplete double percentages #871
  • Add support for isGranted in Twig and php on security.yaml, Voter::voteOnAttribute and Voter::supports #431
  • Add Twig filters autocompletion for filter tag #878
  • Replace hasReferencesInSearchScope which too slow for Twig variable extraction #859 #809
  • Support much more Twig render template pattern like array_merge for controller variables extraction
  • Fix possible npe in container annotator because of empty xml tag value
  • Wrong xml service instances should be more visible so move from weak to warning highlight
  • Migrate Twig translation annotator to inspection; drop possible memory leaks with a popover bridge #832
  • Add a persistent Twig translation annotator to create keys in all known domains #443
  • Support SensioFrameworkExtraBundle @Route annotation for indexer #828
  • Add else and elseif to Twig references tag whitelist; fix autocompletion on constant twig macro #869
  • Implement support for PSR-11 containers #867
  • Add inspection for xml and yaml constants in dic container
  • Replace deprecated api usages
  • Add global template navigation for xml strings and provide template name completion for "template" attributes #803
  • Linemarker collectors are not instance safe, load lazy values internally #846
  • Support class constant in QueryBuilder::from(Entity::class) #824
  • Make yaml service id visitor case insensitive for class names #847
  • Fix "Missing Parameter" warning for parameters set via environment variables #852
  • Add twig test navigation #860
  • Fix Twig missing asset if variable in declaration #854
  • Use getBlockPrefix instead of override deprecated getName #812 @Koc
  • Optimize Twig clickable function pattern #850
  • Add brace insert handler for Twig functions with string parameter detection #864
  • Add support for class constant in Doctrine repositoryClass on annotation metadata #857
  • Dropping weak route name annotator for php files
  • Fix possible npe in variable type extraction #822
  • Fix ConfigLineMarkerProvider.getTreeSignatures must not return null #846
  • Support yaml "tags" shortcut syntax for service container #849
  • Support optional class for named services #847
  • Support new yaml factory syntax #841
  • Fix Doctrine autocomplete not working for getRepository(Entity::class) #824
  • Save last user selected service generator output format and reuse this value on dialog init #829
0.12.133 / 0.13.133
  • PhpStorm 2016.3.1: Make compatible with new Deployment API @Leneshka-jb #826
  • Code cleanup and Java8 language migrations
  • Support more OptionsResolver options method parameter for references #821
  • Add decorates linemarker for yaml and xml container files
  • Service ids should be autocompleted for decorates #834
  • Add PhpStorm 2016.3 / 2016.3.1 travis environment
  • Disable Twig icon provider; performance issue? #809
  • Support new IF_TAG, SET_TAG tokens for Twig function pattern and fix Twig class constant usages
  • Twig class constant string need to be slash escaped
  • Add references for 'argument type="constant"' inside container services
  • Drop some old PhpStorm / Intellij api workarounds
  • Drop all Yaml scalar value workarounds for service and parameter pattern
  • Fix no autocomplete for SVG assets #753
  • Add form placeholder options to translatable value
  • Provide route name completion in routes using the RedirectController #386, also support template names for TemplateController
  • Add {% endtrans %} and {% endtranschoice %} to autocomplete in Twig templates #599
  • Add XLIFF navigation and translation generation if "*.xlf" / "*.xliff" extension is defined as XmlFile #479, #712
  • Add PHP validator translation references for constraint message, ExecutionContextInterface and ConstraintViolationBuilderInterface
  • Add indexer for template usages in annotations #773
  • Add scope for template index to reduce variable extraction and improve performance #800
  • Template usages now also support function scope
  • Fix navigation for bundle files on linux based system, increase path limit for child path iteration #803
  • Decouple Twig namespace loading and provide more default namespace which work without a compiled container #784 #654
  • Add recursive and directory limit for per Twig path visitor #800
  • Add icon provider for Twig template files for extends and implementations
  • Dropping PhpStorm8 type class constant api workaround
  • Profiler should support http urls as data source #798
  • Profiler in now configurable in plugins settings #798
  • Fix app_dev.php urls in profiler #540, #522
  • Add xml completion, navigation and linemarker for Doctrine 2.5 "Embeddables" #471
  • Fix empty PSI elements should not be passed to createDescriptor in container case sensitivity inspection #788
  • Support public property for form field mapping and dropping custom Doctrine field mapping its part of PropertyAccess component #786
  • Fix "Cannot resolve symbol" for factory service regression and drop deprecated getVariant references for factory method completion #791
  • Add linemarker provider for decorated services with lazy definition navigation
  • Replace timer for caret listener with executor and future pattern #785
  • Add linemarker for config tree builder root definition in [security,config]*.yml files and provide navigation for key itself #793
  • Fix subscriber method creation type hint class was not imported and fix possible memory leak because of PsiElement references

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General usage instructions

Note that the plugin uses the app/cache/dev/appDevDebugProjectContainer.xml file to know services' class, so this file has to exists and/or be up to date :-) Also note that you need the latest PHPStorm EAP build, download at