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PHPDoc not passed with variables from controller to views in Yii2 and PhpStorm

Hi everyone,

I am currently facing an issue in Yii2 and PhpStorm regarding PHPDoc not passing variables from the controller to the views. I have checked the documentation, but I couldn't find a solution to my problem.

To provide a bit of context, I am using Yii2 framework for my project and PhpStorm as my IDE. In my controller, I have defined some variables that I want to pass to my view. However, when I try to access these variables in my view, I am not getting any autocomplete suggestions or type hints.

I have tried using PHPDoc comments in the controller to specify the variable type and provide a description, but it is not working as expected. PhpStorm is not recognizing these PHPDoc comments and thus, not providing any suggestions or type hints.

I have also made sure that the PHPDoc comments are properly formatted and the variable names in the comments match the actual variable names in the code.

I have tried searching for a solution online, but I couldn't find any specific information regarding this issue. I have also checked the Yii2 documentation and the PhpStorm documentation, but I couldn't find any helpful resources.

I would really appreciate any guidance or suggestions on how to make PHPDoc work with variables in Yii2 and PhpStorm. How can I ensure that my PHPDoc comments are properly recognized and the variables are passed to the views with autocomplete suggestions and type hints?

Thank you in advance for your help!

All Replies

lang.erna

Hey there,

I had a similar issue with PHPDoc not being recognized in Yii2 and PhpStorm. After some trial and error, I managed to find a solution that worked for me.

Firstly, make sure that you have the necessary PHPDoc comment syntax in your controller's action method. For example, if you have a variable named `$model` in your action, you can use the following comment above it:

php
/**
* @var MyModel $model
*/
$model = new MyModel();


This comment specifies the variable type as `MyModel` and PhpStorm should now recognize the type hints for autocompletion.

However, PhpStorm may still not recognize the PHPDoc comments immediately. In my case, I had to trigger PhpStorm's "Code > Inspect Code" option to force the IDE to reanalyze the code and recognize the PHPDoc comments. After running this inspection, I started getting autocomplete suggestions and type hints in my views.

If you're still facing issues, you can try disabling and re-enabling the PhpStorm "Symfony" plugin (if you have it installed) as it sometimes interferes with Yii2's PHPDoc recognition.

Lastly, ensure that your PhpStorm settings are set up correctly for PHPDoc recognition. Go to "Settings > Editor > Inspections" and make sure the "PHP > PHPDoc > Missing PHPDoc Comment" inspection is enabled.

I hope these steps help you overcome your PHPDoc issue in Yii2 and PhpStorm. Give them a try and let me know if it works for you!

Cheers!

kautzer.ivy

Hello everyone,

I faced a similar issue with PHPDoc in Yii2 and PhpStorm, but my solution took a different route. Sharing my experience here in the hopes that it might be helpful to others.

In order to make PHPDoc work seamlessly with variables passed from the controller to the views, I found it effective to explicitly specify the variable type and description in the controller itself. For instance, let's say we have a variable named `$model` that we want to pass to the view.

In the controller action, you can use the following PHPDoc comment:

php
/**
* @var MyModel $model This is the model object.
*/
$model = new MyModel();


By providing a clear type and description, PhpStorm will recognize the variable and provide autocomplete suggestions and type hints when accessed in the corresponding view file.

However, it is important to note that for PHPDoc to work effectively, you should ensure that PhpStorm's code inspection is enabled. To do this, go to "Settings > Editor > Inspections" and verify that the "PHP > PHPDoc > Missing PHPDoc Comment" inspection is turned on.

Implementing these steps helped me tackle the PHPDoc issue and enabled smooth variable passing between controller and views in Yii2 with PhpStorm.

I hope this approach proves useful to you as well. If you have any further queries, feel free to ask!

Best regards,

nasir10

Hey everyone,

I encountered a similar hitch with PHPDoc in Yii2 and PhpStorm and managed to resolve it by taking a different approach. Sharing my experience here, hoping it helps someone in need.

To address the concern, I found that using PHPDoc comments directly in the view file helped PhpStorm recognize the variables correctly. In the view file itself, you can include comments above the variables to provide type information.

For instance, if you have a variable named `$model` in your view, you can use the following comment above it:

php
<?php
/** @var MyModel $model */
?>


By doing so, PhpStorm will recognize the type of the `$model` variable and provide autocomplete suggestions and type hints accordingly.

Additionally, as a precautionary measure, ensure that the PhpStorm settings are configured correctly. Go to "Settings > Editor > Inspections" and double-check that the "PHP > PHPDoc > Missing PHPDoc Comment" inspection is enabled.

I hope this alternative approach helps you resolve the PHPDoc issue in Yii2 and PhpStorm. Feel free to give it a shot and let me know if it works for you!

Cheers!

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