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PHP Getters and Setters

With PHP Getters and Setters you can automatically generate Getters and Setters for your php classes.


  • Generate Getters, Setters or Both
  • Can be applied to all class properties or just to a single one
  • Description, Type and Type Hinting automatically discovered from the variable docblock
  • fully customizable templates

Usage Instruction:

  1. Generate PHP code

    class test
         * foo container
         * @var AbcClass
        private $foo;
  2. Go to Tools -> PHP Getters and Setter

  3. Getter and Setter will be generated:

    class test
         * foo container
         * @var AbcClass
        private $foo;
         * Gets the foo container.
         * @return AbcClass
        public function getFoo()
            return $this->foo;
         * Sets the foo container.
         * @param AbcClass $foo the foo
        private function _setFoo(AbcClass $foo)
            $this->foo = $foo;
            return $this;

As you can see if get to trouble of commenting your variables, the generated functions can be used without modification.

This is an huge time saver!


Commands available are:

  • Generate Getters and Setters
  • Generate Getter
  • Generate Setter
  • Generate Getter for...
  • Generate Setter for...

These can be accesed via the context menu (right click on the source of any open PHP file) or the command pallette. The currently open file must be a PHP file.

Settings Reference

###ignore_visibility type : boolean

default : false

description: ignore visibilty for setters generation

###registerTemplates type : array

default: []

description: the user templates to load

###template type : string

default: camelCaseFluent

description: the template to use


type: list of strings

default: ["mixed", "int","integer", "double", "float", "number", "string", "boolean", "bool", "numeric", "unknown"]

description: if the property has one of the types listed type hinting will not be used


type: boolean

default: false

description: Set to true to generate setter code before getters

Creating your own template

[package-dir] is your package directory.

  • Make a directory called [package-dir]/PHP Getters and Setters.
  • Put the following in a file at [package-dir]/PHP Getters and Setters/

class myTemplate(object): name = "myTemplate" style = 'camelCase' # can also be snakeCase getter = """ /** * Gets the %(description)s. * * @return %(type)s */ public function get%(normalizedName)s() { return $this->%(name)s; } """

setter = """ 
* Sets the %(description)s.
* @param %(type)s $%(name)s the %(humanName)s
* @return self
public function set%(normalizedName)s(%(typeHint)s $%(name)s)
    $this->%(name)s = $%(name)s;


* Edit the parts between setter and getter how you want.
* Edit your user settings for this package. On OSX that's ```Preferences | Package Settings | PHP Getters and Setters | Settings - User```.
* Add the following settings
// user defined templates to load
"registerTemplates" : [ "myTemplate" ],

// the template used to generate code
"template" : "myTemplate",
* restart sublime to use the new template