Content Assist Preferences
Assist feature enables the selection and insertion of existing code elements
to complete partially entered code.
The Content Assist preferences page allows
you to configure your Content Assist preferences.
The Content Assist Preferences
Preferences page is accessed from Window
| Preferences | PHP | Editor | Content Assist Preferences
To configure Content Assist preferences:
Mark the required
checkboxes to configure the following options:
Completion Inserts / Completion Overwrites - Select
whether selecting an item from the Content Assist list will
cause new code to be entered or existing code to be overwritten.
Insert single proposals automatically - When only one
content assist suggestion exists, the content assist suggestion
will be inserted automatically.
Show variables from other files - Shows variables which
are in other files in the project.
Respect case sensitivity – Define statements are used
to create global constants. One can ”r;define(’r;MY_CONST’,
5)”, and then use ”r;MY_CONST” all over the application, this
property is used to determine if ”r;my_const” will also be
suggested as usage of that constant.
Show strict options – PHP alerts users if they access
static methods and fields from within an instance. Users
can enable/disable this in the php.ini file for their php
copy and hence can disable the content assist for these cases.
If this is unmarked,
you can still display the content assist list by pressing Ctrl+Space.
Auto activation delay: Determines the delay before the
Content Assist box is automatically displayed (in msecs).
for PHP: Sets the characters that determine PHP context.
for PHPDoc: Sets the characters that determine PHPDoc context.
maximum of 4 characters can be entered.
Click Apply to
apply your settings.