On this page:
Mess Detector Page
The page is available only when the PHP plugin is enabled.
The plugin is not bundled with IntelliJ IDEA, but it can be installed from the JetBrains plugin repository as described in Installing, Updating and Uninstalling Repository Plugins and Enabling and Disabling Plugins. Once enabled, the plugin is available at the IDE level, that is, you can use it in all your IntelliJ IDEA projects.
On this page, choose the Mess Detector script to use.
From this drop-down list,
choose the script to use:
This area displays a list of files that Mess Detector skips. IntelliJ IDEA suggests adding a new file to the list during inspection when waiting for response from the Mess Detector exceeds the limit specified in the Tool process timeout field.
This is done to prevent slowing down processing. For each file, IntelliJ IDEA displays its name and location.
Mess Detector Dialog
The dialog box opens when you click next to the Configuration drop-down list on the Mess Detector page.
Use this dialog box to configure local Mess Detector scripts, scripts associated with remote PHP interpreters, see Using PHP Mess Detector, and configure Mess Detector's behaviour.
The left-hand pane of the dialog box shows all the configured Mess Detector scripts, one of them is of the type Local, and others are named after the remote PHP interpreters with which the scripts are associated. When you select a configuration, the right-hand pane shows its details.
To configure or edit the Local script, select Local
and specify the location of
phpmdin the PHP Mess Detector path field.
To configure a new script associated with a remote PHP interpreter:
- Click on the toolbar.
In the Mess Detector by Remote Interpreter dialog box that opens, choose the remote PHP interpreter to use the associated script from.
If the list does not contain a relevant interpreter, click
and configure a remote interpreter in the Interpreters dialog box
as described in Configuring Remote PHP Interpreters.
When you click OK, IntelliJ IDEA brings you back to the Mess Detector dialog box where the new Mess Detector configuration is added to the list and the right-hand pane shows the chosen remote PHP interpreter, the path to the Mess Detector associated with it, and the advanced PHP Mess Detector options.
|PHP Mess Detector (phpmd) Path||
In this text box, specify the location of the Mess Detector utility |
In either case, type the path manually or click the Browse button and select the path in the dialog box, that opens.
To check that the specified path to
|Interpreter||The field shows the chosen PHP interpreter to use the Mess Detector from.|
|Maximum number of messages per file||
In this text box, set the upper limit for the total number of messages to be reported for a file. All the messages above this limit will be rejected.
IntelliJ IDEA will display the following warning right in the code:
|Tool process timeout||In this text box, specify how long you want IntelliJ IDEA to wait for a result from PHP Mess Detector, whereupon the process is killed to prevent excessive CPU and memory usage. This gives you the capability to fine tune the PHP Mess Detector process behavior depending on the configuration of your computer and the rule sets used.|