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New Project: Composer Project

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The dialog box opens when you choose Composer Project from the list in the left-hand pane of the Create New Project dialog.

Use the dialog box to have PhpStorm create a project with Composer-specific structure. To do this, appoint the Composer instance to use and install the package you need in the project.

Composer.phar In this area, appoint the composer.phar command definition file to use in project creation.
  • Use existing composer.phar: choose this option to use commands from a previously downloaded composer.phar and specify it location in the text box.
  • Download composer.phar from choose this option to have a new instance of Composer downloaded. The composer.phar file will be saved under the project root folder specified in the Location text box of the New Project Dialog dialog.
Package In this area, specify the package to install during the project creation.
  • Available packages: from this list box, select the package to install. Use the search field, if necessary: start typing the search string, as you type, the list dynamically reduces to show the packages that match the entered pattern.
  • Description: this read-only text box briefly explains the functionality of the selected package.
  • Version to install: from this drop-down list, select the package version. The contents of the list depend on the specific package.
Settings In this area, specified advanced settings for generating a project stub and installing packages (dependencies):
  • Path to PHP executable: in this field, specify the location of the PHP engine installation folder. Choose the PHP installation from the list, or type the path manually, or click the Browse button browseButton.png and choose the desired location in the dialog box that opens.
  • Command line parameters: in this text box, type the additional command line parameters to adjust the add dependency procedure. For example, to have a package added to the require-dev section instead of the default require section type -dev. For more information about Composer command line options during installation, see

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Last modified: 24 November 2016