Structural search and replace dialogs
Use these dialogs to find and replace fragments of code that structurally match the suggested search template.
Use this text area to specify the template based on which PhpStorm performs the search process. You can type the template code in the field or click and select the Existing Templates option to see a list of existing templates.
Select this checkbox if you want PhpStorm to match the case of the code you are searching for.
Use this option to select a file type for your search. In this case, PhpStorm searches only in the specified file types.
Click this icon to add modifiers for the whole search template. Use to add a new modifier or to remove the existing one.
Click this icon to select one of the following options:
Use this text area to specify the template to be substituted. You can type the template code in the field or click and select the Existing Templates option to see a list of existing templates.
Click this icon to see the list of your previous searches.
Shorten fully qualified names
This option makes sense in case the template text contains fully qualified class names. If the checkbox is selected, PhpStorm automatically reduces these names in the template. Otherwise, fully qualified class names are used.
Check this option, if you want PhpStorm to automatically reformat the expanded code fragment according to your code style settings (for more information, refer to the Code Style dialog). If the option is not checked, PhpStorm will only indent the whole template according to the position in code at which it is expanded, leaving its formatting as is.
Use static imports
Check this option, if you want PhpStorm to shorten any references to static elements in the replaced code. PhpStorm will insert a static import for those elements. The elements are then referenced by their short name. If there are no references to static elements in the replaced code, the option will be ignored.
Use this area to specify where PhpStorm should search for and replace your code.
You can select from the following options:
Use this option to specify the target of your search process which could be the exact match of the template you have specified (Complete match) or just a part of it. The options of the search target depend on the file type you have selected.
Open in new tab
If this checkbox is selected, the results of the new search display in a new tab in the Find results tool window. Otherwise, the search results update the existing tab.