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Folding Custom Regions with Line Comments

With PhpStorm, you can surround a fragment of source code with line comments. So doing, PhpStorm supports two styles:

  • VisualStudio style
    #region Description Your code goes here... #endregion
  • NetBeans style
    // <editor-fold desc="Description"> Your code goes here... // </editor-fold>

The folding markers of a region are stored with the source code and can be shared across the team.

To surround a custom region with folding markers

  1. Select a fragment of source code.
  2. On the main menu, choose Code | Surround With, or press Ctrl+Alt+T.
  3. Select the desired folding comments from the list:

    PhpStorm surrounds the code fragment with comments observing the syntax of the current language.

  4. If necessary, change description of the code fragment to be folded:

    You can now collapse or expand the code.

    When collapsed, the code is concealed behind the description, and you can view it by hovering your mouse pointer over the description:


Once custom regions are defined, PhpStorm provides navigation between them.

To navigate between custom regions

  1. Do one of the following:
    • On the main menu, choose Navigate | Custom Region.
    • Press Ctrl+Alt+Period.
  2. In the dialog box that opens, select the target custom region, and click OK:

    The caret rests at the comment line opening the region in question.

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Last modified: 7 August 2015