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Code Inspection: Method '__toString' implementation

Reports the attempts to convert the objects having no __toString method implementation to string.

Prior to PHP 7.4, this would lead to a fatal E_RECOVERABLE_ERROR level error. In PHP 7.4, a fatal non-recoverable ERROR is thrown. In PHP 8.0, the return value follows the standard PHP type semantics and will be coerced into a string if possible and if strict typing is disabled.

If the Check __toString exists for each expression type option is enabled, the inspection will check all possible types of the expression and report if at least one of them doesn't contain the __toString method implementation.

See __toString ( for details.

Suppress an inspection in the editor

  1. Place the caret at the highlighted line and press Alt+Enter or click the Intention action icon.

  2. Click the arrow next to the inspection you want to suppress and select the necessary suppress action.

Last modified: 04 April 2024