PhpStorm 2017.1 Help


File | Settings | Directories for Windows and Linux
PhpStorm | Preferences | Directories for macOS

Use this dialog box to configure content roots of a project.

addRoot.png Add Content RootClick this button and select a new content root folder in the dialog that opens.
web_ide_remove_content_root.png Remove Content EntryClick this button to have the selected root removed from the list.
/help/img/idea/2017.1/rootTest.gif TestsClick this button to mark the selected folder as a test root.
rootSource.png Sources Click this button to mark the selected folder as the root for namespaces used in your project.

Based on this setting, PhpStorm suggests you the proper folder name when you want to create a new namespace under another parent namespace during creation or moving a PHP class, that is, when you are actually creating or moving a PHP class to a non-existing namespace under another parent namespace. If no Sources folder is specified, you will have to type the proper folder manually.

Appointing a Sources folder is not mandatory but this helps you keep your project structure in compliance with the PSR0 and PSR4 standards. See Configuring PHP Namespaces in a Project for details.

rootExcluded.gif Excluded Click this button to mark the selected folder as excluded so PhpStorm ignores it during indexing, parsing, and code completion.
rootResource.png Resource Root Click this button to enable PhpStorm to complete relative paths to resources under the selected folder.
wi_content_root_include.png Include Click this button to have the exclusion mark removed from the selected excluded content root.

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Last modified: 19 July 2017