Simple docblocker for php
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PHP DocBlocker

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Basic PHP DocBlocking extension.

We now have a set of unit tests and some full coverage on the parsing of signatures as well as continuous integration. This should ensure the extension remains stable as development progresses.


  • Completion snippet after /** above a class, function, class property
  • Continuation of DocBlock when pressing enter when in a DocBlock
  • Completion of DocBlock tags such as @param, @return, @throws
  • Inferring of param and return types from signatures


This extension has no dependencies.

Extension Settings

This extension contributes the following settings:

  • set to false to disable the gap between the description and tags
  • php-docblocker.returnGap: set to true to add a gap between the param and return tags
  • php-docblocker.returnVoid: set to false to turn off the automatic void return type when it can't be determined
  • php-docblocker.extra: an array of extra tags to add to each DocBlock (These can include tabstops and snippet variables)
  • php-docblocker.useShortNames: Whether we should use short type names. e.g. bool or boolean
  • php-docblocker.qualifyClassNames: When adding type hints for class names search namespace use statements and qualify the class
  • An object containing your default author tag settings

Supported DocBlock tags

Please see below for a list of supported tags and their snippets. These tags are available within a DocBlock and can be triggered by typing @ then another characted (Provided your vscode settings allow).

Tag Snippet
@api @api
@abstract @abstract
@author @author ${1:{{name}}} <${2:{{email}}}>
@category @category ${1:description}
@copyright @copyright ${1:2018} ${2:Name}
@deprecated @deprecated ${1:version}
@example @example ${1:location} ${2:description}
@filesource @filesource
@final @final
@group @group ${1:group}
@global @global
@ignore @ignore ${1:description}
@inheritDoc @inheritDoc
@internal @internal ${1:description}
@license @license ${1:MIT}
@link @link ${1:}
@method @method ${1:mixed} ${2:methodName()}
@package @package ${1:category}
@param @param ${1:mixed} $${2:name}
@property @property ${1:mixed} $${2:name}
@property-read @property-read ${1:mixed} $${2:name}
@property-write @property-write ${1:mixed} $${2:name}
@return @return ${1:mixed}
@see @see ${1:}
@since @since ${1:1.0.0}
@source @source ${1:location} ${2:description}
@static @static
@subpackage @subpackage ${1:category}
@throws @throws ${1:Exception}
@todo @todo ${1:Something}
@uses @uses ${1:MyClass::function} ${2:Name}
@var @var ${1:mixed}
@version @version ${1:1.0.0}

Future development

It probably wouldn't be too much work to expand this to work with multiple languages. If this is something you are interested in, please pop over to github and add your feedback to the issue neild3r/vscode-php-docblocker#17.

Please also feel free to suggest new configuration options, I appreciate at this time the extension is mostly set up for my own DocBlock style requirements but more options could be added for other use cases.