By default, any folder is treated as Source folder unless it is associated with another type.
Files under a folder marked as Resource Root can be referenced relative to this folder. Excluded folders are not involved in indexing and therefore they are ignored while searching, parsing, watching etc.
To invoke this distinction, you can mark any folder below a content root as Resource Root, Test, or Excluded.
In this section:
- Open the project settings, and then click the Directories node.
- In the Directories page, click the desired content root. The directories under this content root are displayed as a tree view in the right-hand pane.
Select the directory you want to mark and do one of the following:
- To have PhpStorm consider the contents of the selected folder as unit tests, click the Test Sources toolbar button or choose Test Sources on the context menu of the selection.
- To have PhpStorm ignore the selected directory during indexing, parsing, code completion, etc., click the Excluded toolbar button or choose Excluded on the context menu of the selection.
- To enable PhpStorm to complete relative paths to resources under the selected folder, click the Resource Root toolbar button or choose Resource Root on the context menu of the selection.
- Right-click the desired directory in the Project Tool Window.
- On the context menu, point to Mark Directory As node.
- Choose Mark as <directory status>.
In the Project Structure:
- Select the directory in question in the list of folders under the content root, and
- Click the folder's status icon once more.
- Choose the corresponding command on the context menu of the directory.
- Select the directory in question in the list of folders under the content root, and click :
- In the Project Tool Window, right-click the desired directory, point to Mark Directory As node, and then choose Unmark as <directory status>.