PhpStorm 2017.3 Help

Auto Import

File | Settings | Editor | General | Auto Import for Windows and Linux
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Show import pop-upAutomatically display an import pop-up dialog box when typing the name of an unbound namespace.

TypeScript/JavaScript

Add ES6 imports automatically
  • If this checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically inserts an import statement in JavaScript code when you complete a symbol exported using ES6 exports in another project file:
  • When the checkbox is cleared, on pressing Alt+Enter PhpStorm shows a pop-up that suggests to import the completed symbol:
    ws es6 autoimport off
  • Completion and auto import also work for React components, including stateless components. PhpStorm properly detects them, provides code completion, and adds import statements automatically:
Add TypeScript imports automatically
  • If this checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically inserts an import statement in TypeScript code when you complete a symbol exported in another project file.
  • When the checkbox is cleared, on pressing Alt+Enter PhpStorm shows a pop-up that suggests to import the completed symbol.

PHP

Enable auto-import in file scopeSelect this checkbox to have PhpStorm automatically import PHP namespaces, add use statements, and complete short class names on the fly, when you are typing in a class or file that does not belong to any specific namespace. By default, the checkbox is cleared.
Enable auto-import in namespace scopeSelect this checkbox to have PhpStorm automatically import PHP namespaces, add use statements, and complete short class names on the fly when you are typing in a class or file that belongs to a certain namespace. The checkbox is selected by default.
Enable auto-import from global space

When this checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically adds use statements for classes, functions, and constants from the global namespace, for example, Exception, is_array(), strlen() etc.
When this checkbox is cleared, no use statement for such classes, functions, and constants is added. By default, the referenced symbol is not prepended with a backslash. To have a backslash inserted automatically, select the Prepend functions and constants from the global space with '\' checkbox.

Prepend functions and constants from the global space with '\'The checkbox is available only when the Enable auto-import from global space is cleared. When the checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically prepends called functions and referenced constants from the global namespace with a backslash.
When the checkbox is cleared, no backslashes are added.
To keep your code easy to read and increase productivity by avoiding additional loops during name resolution, select either the Enable auto-import from global space or the Prepend functions and constants from the global space with '\' checkbox. See PHP name resolution rules for more details.
Last modified: 3 November 2017

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