gPHPEdit comes with a wide array of features catering specifically to your HTML/PHP/CSS editing requirements. On top of being lightweight and fast it comes with the following features that makes web development using gPHPEdit a pleasurable experiences.
Easily see where your strings are broken with Syntax Highlighting
gPHPEdit will recognise PHP and HTML files and colour highlight the file during editing. It recognises all PHP functions up to and including PHP 4.3.0.
gPHPEdit will recognise CSS files and colour highlight the file during editing. It highlights valid CSS classes and descriptors.
Highlights SQL (BETA)
gPHPEdit will recognise SQL files and colour highlight the file during editing. This functionality is in it's early stages of development and may have bugs. The files will not be affected, but may not appear correctly highlighted.
Can't remember the parameters for eregi? Let gPHPEdit help you...
Dropdown Function Lists
Start typing the first few characters of a PHP function name and gPHPEdit will drop down a list of all the PHP functions that match. It recognises all PHP functions up to and including PHP 4.3.0.
Function Parameter Popups
After typing the name of a PHP function and hitting the open parenthisis "(" button, a list of the required/desired parameters will appear to help you remember the order of them.
If your file is in the same location as other PHP files, gPHPEdit will automatically examine them and display a list of all the functions and classes in those files in a tree view on the left hand side of the editor. This view can be hidden/shown with a keypress for those times when you wish to use the full width of your screen.
Problems with your code, the wavy red line will show you where!
If you have the command-line binary installed for PHP, gPHPEdit can use it to do a "lint" check on your code. If the command line binary finds a problem it will underline the appropriate line with a wavy redline (ala Microsoft Word's spell check).
Either click in the box or hit Ctrl+I to start typing some text to match. As you type the editor will find text that matches. If you know there are multiple matches, hit Enter each time to cycle through them. When you are finished searching, hit Escape to send the focus to the editor to make the changes at the last found position.
Go To Line
If you know the line you wish to edit (for example from an in-browser error message), click in the box or hit Ctrl+G to type a line number. When you press Enter gPHPEdit will go straight to that line ready for editing!
No more hammering the PHP manual pages online, now it's all integrated
Simply highlight the PHP function you wish to lookup, hit F1 and the desired help page will open in a new tab within gPHPEdit (provided that you have the PHP documentation installed in the correct place and that you have the gtkhtml2 component installed).
After viewing one of the context sensitive pages, the links within the page are active so you can click from page to page to view related help pages.
Because the help system is an integral part of gPHPEdit, there is no startup time when hitting F1 - the page loads almost immediately after the button is pressed!