Laravel and autocomplete question/problem

I have a project which needs to be written with Laravel 3 framework. After I setup framework and the PHPStorm to my needs and start coding something odd happens (I've tried both 5.0.4 and 6.0 versions of PHPStorm on both Windows and Ubuntu). Whenever I type something like this

$password = Input

autocomplete kicks in and after "In" it suggests something like this

Input (\Symfony\Component\Console\Input\)

and after I hit Tab I get this

\Symfony\Component\Console\Input\Input::

let me just say that in autocomplete list there is no Laravel Input command...

If I try to use some other command that is specific to Laravel like View::
View (\Laravel\View) and after I hit Tab I get
\Laravel\View::

I do not use Symfony, I've disabled "Framework integration" I even tried to disable Plugins for framework integration but with no success.

I've tried to use "Invalidate cache and restart" on every attempt I make but with no success.

I have no idea left what to try so if you can help me with some ideas.

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Hi Vladimir,

If PhpStorm offers you such class in autocompletion, then most likely you do have such class somewhere (e.g. one of the PEAR packages perhaps .. or one of the Composer packages/dependencies that you may be using).

I suggest:
After you finish typing your \Symfony\Component\Console\Input\Input:: -- Ctrl+Click on last "Input" -- see where PhpStorm will take you -- file name and a path should give you the hints what this may be about.

P.S.
"Framework integration" definitely has nothing to do with it -- IDE does not come with any PHP framework.

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Thx Andriy, I did what you suggested and found that autocomplete uses this file
<project name>/laravel/vendor/Symfony/Component/Console/Input/Input.php
Now I am puzzled even more since I don't know what to do now, since this file is inside one of the frameworks dir's.

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Now I am puzzled even more since I don't know what to do now,

I'm not a Laravel framework user (I just read about it in general; few reviews/simple comparisons -- this kind of stuff) ... but since it's inside <project root>/laravel/vendor/ .. I suspect that one of the bundles (or framework itself) uses it.

I suggest digging that way. Just go to that class and invoke "Find Usage" from context menu -- it should show you where it is used, so you may know if you have to keep it .. or if you can remove.

In any case:
1) You can remove any folder from your project -- just mark it as Excluded (via context menu in Project View .. or Settings | Directories) -- this folder will remain on your disk as is.. but will not be included in project indexes and therefore will not be participating/offered in any code completion.
2) If you need to exclude just a single file -- find it in Project View | right click | Mark as Plain text -- file still be there, but will be treated as plain text, which means so indexing/not participating in code completion.

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Regarding "what that files is doing there" -- you should contact Laravel users (their forum/support) -- they should know much better how it can appear there (what bundle may use it etc)

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OK, I use the Exclude command, now I only get \Laravel\Input:: so it is much much better then what I had before. Still not what I need but I can work with this.

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let me just say that in autocomplete list there is no Laravel Input command...

Press Ctrl+Space (one more time if you have pressed it to bring this code completion popup in first place) -- it should show you all possible variants.

If you choose such another entry few times, IDE will prefer it over other variants.

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Still not what I need but I can work with this.

Please describe what you expect to see instead.

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Prefered way would be to have this
Input::
instead of
\Laravel\Input::
Problem with ctrl+space is that there is no other possible variant.

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Prefered way would be to have this
Input::
instead of
\Laravel\Input::

Well .. check available options at "Settings | Editor | Auto Import"

Invoking quick-fix menu (Alt+Enter) on \Laravel\Input:: should also provide some action to generate "use" statements manually (and, as a result, get rid of FQN).

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If I go to
"Settings | Editor | Auto Import"
XML and "Show import popup" is ticked
PHP and "Automatically add use statement" is not ticked.
If I tick this PHP option when I type
Input
I get
Input (Laravel) and after hitting TAB the command is autocompleted and looks like
Input::
but if I try to type lets say get, this doesn't invoke anything (seems like it didn't get any list of command). When I complete typing Input::get(....) and try ALT + ENTER (it is important to do this ON Input:: part of Input::get()) then the use \Laravel\Input is generated at the top of the class and only after this do I get the autocompletion as I wanted.
And now the final question. Is there any way to put this use statements in one file and get autocompletion across the whole project or do I need to do this in every class that I write?

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