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Phing Build Tool Window

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Accessing the Phing Build Tool Window

  • Open a Phing build file in the editor or select it in the Project tool window, and then choose Add as Phing build file on the context menu of the selection.
  • Choose View | Tool Windows | Phing Build on the main menu. The tool window can be accessed after you have opened it through the context menu of a Phing build file in the editor or in the Project tool window.

In this tool window:

  • Specify the location of the phing.bat file.
  • Configure a list of Phing build files for packaging, deploying, or testing PHP applications.
  • Appoint targets to be executed before running or debugging according to specific configurations.
  • Run entire build files and specific build targets.

The functionality of the Phing tool window is available through the toolbar buttons> and the context menu of a build file or target.

Toolbar

Item Tooltip and shortcut Description
add.png Add Click this button add a new script to the list. In the Select Phing Build Script dialog box, that opens, choose the desired file.
delete.png Remove Click this button to remove the selected build file from the list.
run.png Run Click this button to run the selected build file or target.
expandAll.png Expand all
Ctrl+NumPad+
Click this button to have IntelliJ IDEA show a tree of targets defined in the selected build file.
collapseAll.png Collapse all
Ctrl+NumPad -
Click this button to have IntelliJ IDEA collapse all the targets in the selected build file.
properties.gif Properties Click this button to have the Phing Properties dialog box opened. In this dialog box, specify the location of the phing.bat file.

If necessary, configure the build procedure and the format of the output by specifying command line arguments in the Command Line Options text box. If the set of arguments is too large to fit in the text box, click the shift-enter-button.png button or press Shift+Enter and type the desired arguments in the Command Line Options dialog box, that opens.

Context Menu

Item Description Available for
Run Build run.png Choose this option to have the selected build file executed. Build files
Run Target run.png Choose this option to have the selected build target executed. Build targets
Jump to Source edit.png Choose this option to navigate to the source code of the selected build file or to the definition of the selected target. Build files
Build targets
Remove Choose this option to remove the selected build file from the list. Build files
Before Run/Debug Choose this option to have the selected build target always executed before running or debugging the project according to specific run/debug configurations. In the Execute Target Before Run/Debug dialog box that opens, select the configurations before which you want the target executed. Build targets
Assign shortcut Choose this option to open the Keymap dialog box and configure a keyboard shortcut for the selected target as described in Configuring Keyboard Shortcuts. Build targets
Mark to hide Choose this option to make the selected target hidden and thus suppress showing it in the build file tree. This may be helpful when you have targets some that are only called by other ones and are never run alone.

Hidden targets do not become visible when you expand the node of a specific build file or click Expand All button expandAll.png. To remove the hidden status of a target:

  1. Select the build file in which it is defined and click the Settings button properties.gif on the toolbar.
  2. In the Phing Settings dialog box that opens, switch to the Hiding targets tab where the Hide check boxes next to the names of the hidden targets are selected. Clear the Hide check boxes next to the targets for which you want the status hidden removed.

Build targets
Properties properties.gif Click this button to have the Phing Properties dialog box opened. In this dialog box:
  • Specify the location of the phing.bat file.
  • If necessary, configure the build procedure and the format of the output by specifying command line arguments in the Command Line Options text box. If the set of arguments is too large to fit in the text box, click the shift-enter-button.png button or press Shift+Enter and type the desired arguments in the Command Line Options dialog box, that opens.
  • In the Hiding Targets tab, mark targets for hiding and remove the hidden status.

    Among the targets defined in a build file, you may have some that are only called by other targets and are never run alone. You can suppress showing such targets in the build file tree by marking them as hidden.

    Hidden targets do not become visible when you expand the node of a specific build file or click Expand All button expandAll.png.

Build files
build targets

See Also

Last modified: 4 December 2014
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