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Class static member accessed via instance

Reports references to static methods and fields via a class instance rather than the class itself.

Even though referring to static members via instance variables is allowed by PHP, this makes the code confusing, as the reader may think that the result of the method depends on the instance.

The quick-fix replaces the instance variable with the class name.


class StaticClass { public static function someStaticFunction(): int { return 3; } } $var = new StaticClass $var::someStaticFunction();

After the quick-fix is applied:


Locating this inspection


Can be used to locate inspection in e.g. Qodana configuration files, where you can quickly enable or disable it, or adjust its settings.

Via Settings dialog

Path to the inspection settings via IntelliJ Platform IDE Settings dialog, when you need to adjust inspection settings directly from your IDE.

Settings or Preferences | Editor | Inspections | PHP | General


By default bundled with

PhpStorm 2024.1, Qodana for PHP 2024.1,

Can be installed with plugin


Last modified: 18 June 2024