PhpStorm 2018.1 Help

Auto Import

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

TypeScript/JavaScript

Add ES6 imports on code completion
  • 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 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 Select this checkbox if you want PhpStorm to generate import statements in TypeScript code. Use the checkboxes below to choose when import generation will be invoked.
  • On code completion: If this checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically inserts an import statement in TypeScript code when you complete a symbol exported in another project file.
  • With import popup: If this checkbox is selected, PhpStorm shows a tooltip with an import suggestion when you place the cursor at an unresolved symbol that can be imported. When the checkbox is cleared, you can invoke import generation only be pressing Alt+Enter.
  • Unambiguous imports on the fly: With this checkbox selected, PhpStorm adds import statements when you type your code or paste a fragment with a symbol that is not yet imported if there is only one source to import the symbol from.

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.
Treat symbols from the global space

In this area, configure auto-import from the global namespace separately for classes, functions, and constants.

  • Prefer FQN: If selected, PhpStorm automatically inserts the fully-qualified name of a class, function, or constant from the global namespace prepending it with a backslash, for example:

    namespace A; $myException = new \Exception(); $a = \strlen("Test"); echo \PHP_EOL;
  • Prefer Import: If selected, PhpStorm automatically adds use statements for classes, functions, and constants from the global namespace if this doesn’t result in a conflict, for example:

    namespace A; use Exception; use const PHP_EOL; use function strlen; $myException = new Exception(); $a = strlen("Test"); echo PHP_EOL;
  • Prefer Fallback: If selected, PhpStorm neither inserts a fully-qualified name of a function or a constant, nor imports them by means of the use statement. The fallback global functions or constants are preferred in this case, for example:

    namespace A; use Exception; $myException = new Exception(); $a = strlen("Test"); echo PHP_EOL;
Last modified: 27 July 2018