A scope is a set of files to which various operations apply. Using this dialog, you can define scopes for the various PhpStorm actions, for example, Find Usages, or Code Inspections.
Add a new local or shared scope.
Delete the selected scope from the list.
Create a copy of the selected scope.
Save the selected local scope as shared or the selected shared scope as local.
Move Up / Move Down
|Move the scopes up and down in the list. |
If some file is included into several scopes, the order of the scopes becomes important: PhpStorm uses the color of the uppermost scope (shown in the Scopes settings page) to highlight such file. Of course, you can change the order of the scopes, and thus the resulted highlighting.
Scope configuration controls
Specify the scope name.
Specify the pattern that defines the current scope. The following elements and structures can be used:
For more information, see Scope Language Syntax Reference.
Do one of the following:
Click this button to have the selected element included in the scope. The corresponding expression is automatically generated and added to the expression in the Pattern field.
Click this button to have the selected folder included in the scope, together with the nested subfolders. The corresponding expression is automatically generated and added to the expression in the Pattern field.
Click this button to have the selected element excluded from the scope. The corresponding expression is automatically added to the Pattern. If the current element is a folder, the nested subfolders are ignored.
Click this button to have the selected folder excluded from the scope, together with the nested subfolders. The corresponding expression is automatically added to the Pattern field.
Project tree view
The tree view contains all the files available in your project. In the view, select the desired files to be included in the current scope and have the scope definition pattern generated automatically. The message on the toolbar shows the total number of available files and the number of files included in the scope. See also the color legend below. Use the toolbar buttons described below to change the view presentation.
If this button is pressed, source files are displayed explicitly in the tree view. When the files are shown, they can be selected for exclusion/inclusion into a pattern.
If this button is not pressed, the files are hidden.
Show Included Only
When the button is pressed, the tree shows only the elements that are included in the scope.
Legend of the project tree view
Folders and files included in scope are marked with green.
Folders and files excluded from scope.
Folders that contain both excluded and included files and subfolders are marked with dark blue.