Navigating Through a Symfony Project
Symfony introduces a number of concepts that are important for an application, including but not limited to controllers (actions), routing, templating, the Doctrine ORM, testing, forms, translations, services, bundles, and configuration. Developing a Symfony application means integrating some (or all) of these components together, often switching back and forth between different files and artifact types.
To facilitate this, the Symfony Plugin provides several extra code navigation features in addition to the PhpStorm basic ones.
Navigating to a Symfony symbol
The Symfony Plugin adds a Symfony Symbol command under the main menu item. It lets you navigate to any Symfony symbol in your project: a controller, a template, a route, an entity, etc.
Navigating between related items
For controllers, the Symfony Plugin adds a set of icons to the editor gutter, which let you navigate between related items.
To navigate to a template rendered by a controller
Click the Twig icon in the editor gutter.
To navigate to a route mapped to a controller
Click the route icon in the editor gutter.
To navigate between multiple related items
If multiple related items are found (for example, both a Twig template and a related route), the related files icon is displayed.
Click the icon in the editor gutter and choose the item to navigate to from the popup menu:
To navigate from a related item back to a controller
Click in the editor gutter.
Navigating to a template in a bundle
With basic support for bundles, you can navigate to a Twig template contained in a bundle.
- In the main menu, choose or press Ctrl+Shift+N.
Type the bundle name and choose the desired Twig template contained in this bundle: