Problems and Code validation

The entire workspace is continuously analyzed for potential issues and problems. They are all listed in the VSCode's Problems window where the user can filter and navigate to certain issues.

Problems Window



By default, PHP Tools scans continuously the entire workspace for possible issues and problems. In case this is not desired, set the setting php.problems.workspaceAnalysis to false. This will cause the VSCode to only watch and analyse the opened PHP documents, and documents that contains some related declarations.

'php.problems.workspaceAnalysis' : false


The setting allows to exclude problems found in specified files or entire directories from being shown in Problems panel. There are two possible values:

'php.problems.exclude' : {
    'path' : true,
    'path' : [1111, 2222],
  • Boolean value true marks the files or directories matching given glob pattern path to be excluded in problems panel.
  • Array value [] may contain only specific problem codes to be excluded within files matching the glob pattern path.

Any rules matching the same folder are merged, as depicted on the sample below. The sample disables all warnings in 'vendor' directory and disables additionaly one warning PHP0406 in the entire project.

'php.problems.exclude' : {
    '/' : [406],
    'vendor/' : true,

@suppress PHPDoc tag

Problems can be suppressed for a specified function or a class only. Following PHPDoc tags allows to suppress warnings in the associated function block or class block: @suppresswarnings, @suppress, or @suppresswarning.


 * @suppress PHP6401
function foo() {
    // something with error 6401, won't be reported

Suppressed error codes can be optionally separated by a comma or a space.

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