File | Settings | Project Settings | Scopes
In this section:
|Click this button to add a new local or shared scope.|
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|Click this button to delete the selected scope from the list.|
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|Click this button to create a copy of the selected scope.|
|Save as||Click this button to have the selected local scope saved as shared or a selected shared scope as local.|
|Move Up/Move Down||Use these buttons to move the scopes up and down in the list.
If some file is included into several scopes, the order of the scopes becomes important: PhpStorm uses the color of the uppermost scope (shown in the Scopes settings page) to highlight such file. Of course, you can change the order of the scopes, and thus the resulted highlighting..
Scopes configuration controls
|Name||In this text box, specify the scope name.|
|Pattern||In this text box, specify the pattern to define the current scope using the script-like language described
in the Scope Language Syntax Reference subsection. The following elements and structures are used:
Storing empty or incorrect patterns is not allowed. In such cases, you will be prompted with the Syntax Error warning.
|Include||Click this button to have the selected element included in the scope.
The corresponding expression is automatically generated and added to the expression in the
Pattern text box.
If the current element is a folder, the nested subfolders are ignored.
|Include Recursively||Click this button to have the selected folder included in the scope, together with the nested subfolders. The corresponding expression is automatically generated and added to the expression in the Pattern text box.|
|Exclude||Click this button to have the selected element excluded from the scope. The corresponding expression is automatically added to the Pattern. If the current element is a folder, the nested subfolders are ignored.|
|Exclude Recursively||Click this button to have the selected folder excluded from the scope, together with the nested subfolders. The corresponding expression is automatically added to the Pattern field.|
|Project tree view||The tree view contains all the files available in your project. In the view, select the desired files to be included in the current scope and have the scope definition pattern generated automatically. The message on the toolbar shows the total number of available files and the number of files included in the scope. See also the color legend below. Use the toolbar buttons described below to change the view presentation.|
|Show Files||If this button is pressed, source files are displayed explicitly in the tree view. When the files are shown, they can be selected for exclusion/inclusion into a pattern.
If this button is not pressed, the files are hidden.
|Show Included Only||When the button is pressed, the tree shows only the elements that are included in the scope.|
Legend of the project tree view
|Green||Folders and files included in scope.|
|Black||Folders and files excluded from scope.|
|Blue||Folders that contain both excluded and included files and subfolders.|