Joomla as external library

Hi. I'm trying to do some local development for a Joomla 1.7 component. I added Joomla's includes and libraries directories as externals but its still saying some things aren't found (screenshot attached).  Anyone have any suggestions on what to do here?

(Win7, PhpStorm 3.0.3)



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Hi Jason,

I'm not using Joomla myself, but this is what I think may be the reason (based on screenshot and code on it):

Because of the way how $controller is created and the way how JController::getInstance() is implemented and documented, PhpStorm is unable to properly identify what type is that. You need to help PhpStorm a bit by providing typehint via PHPDoc comment block, something like this:

/** @var My_Controller_Class $controller */
$controller = JController::getInstance('Booking');


Righ now PhpStorm thinks that $controller is instance of class mixed (as seen on your screenshot). If you put your curson on $controller and invoke "View | Quick Documentation", you will see what PhpStorm thinks about this variable exactly. Now, add PHPDoc comment mentioned above and invoke Quick Documentation again.

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Thanks for the detailed response, Andriy. That did the trick!

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