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Code Inspection: PHP Mess Detector validation

Reports coding style problems detected by PHP Mess Detector.

The inspection requires PHP Mess Detector to be properly installed and set up in the IDE under Settings | PHP | Quality Tools | Mess Detector.

For more information about installing PHP Mess Detector, refer to PHP Mess Detector installation ( for details.

You can use a predefined set of rules or add your own by specifying valid ruleset.xml files. See the rules index ( and How to create a custom rule set ( 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: 11 February 2024