Navigating Through a Symfony Project
Symfony introduces a number of concepts that are important for an application, including but not limited to controllers (actions), routing, templating, the Doctrine ORM, testing, forms, translations, services, bundles, and configuration. Developing a Symfony application means integrating some (or all) of these components together, often switching back and forth between different files and artifact types.
To facilitate this, the Symfony Plugin provides several extra code navigation features in addition to the IntelliJ IDEA basic ones.
Install the required plugins
This functionality relies on the PHP, Symfony Support, and PHP Annotations plugins that should be installed and enabled in your IDE.
The plugins are available only in IntelliJ IDEA Ultimate.
Press Ctrl+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and select.
Switch to the Marketplace tab and use the search field to find the plugins.
Click Install next to each plugin and restart the IDE if prompted.
Navigating to a Symfony symbol
The Symfony Plugin adds a Symfony Symbol command under the main menu item. It lets you navigate to any Symfony symbol in your project: a controller, a template, a route, an entity, and so on.
Navigating between related items
For controllers, the Symfony Plugin adds a set of icons to the editor gutter, which let you navigate between related items.
Navigate to a template rendered by a controller
Click the Twig icon in the editor gutter.
Navigate to a route mapped to a controller
Click the route icon in the editor gutter.
Navigate between multiple related items
If multiple related items are found (for example, both a Twig template and a related route), the related files icon is displayed.
Click the icon in the editor gutter and choose the item to navigate to from the popup menu:
Navigate from a related item back to a controller
Click in the editor gutter.
Navigating to a template in a bundle
With basic support for bundles, you can navigate to a Twig template contained in a bundle.