PHP Tools add-in comes as a trial software. You can enable trial first to see whether PHP Tools suit you. Enabling trial or activating the software using purchased license key gives you full developers features.
You can start free 30-day trial and evaluate the software. The trial can be started whenever you want, until then only the set of basic features will work. PHP Tools add-in asks to start trial when Visual Studio starts (see below).
Click Begin Trial to start free 30 day evaluation.
Dialog appears with each new instance of Visual Studio, unless trial has been started, product is activated, or dialog can be disabled in its Close menu.
Trial license can also be activated from Visual Studio menu. Click Help, and then Activate PHP Tools for Visual Studio to reopen the activation dialog.
Obtain your license key
Note: License key is sent by our authorized vendor Avangate.
Enter license Key
With a purchased license key, you may activate your copy of PHP Tools for Visual Studio. The product can be activated from Visual Studio menu. Click Help | Activate PHP Tools for Visual Studio to open the activation dialog.
To review status of your maintanance subscription, go to
Help | PHP Tools for Visual Studio.
This window gets you information about license state, product version and an option to renew your subscription.