I installed Eclipse SDK Indigo and then followed the following instructions to install PDT on it:
download "Eclipse Classic" unzip/install to a new folder location (e.g. c:\eclipse-indigo-win32\ go to help->install new software select Indigo - http://download.eclipse.org/releases/indigo from
the “Work with” drop down list
type “php” in the filter text
Select “PHP Development Tools (PDT) SDK Feature
select /next/ok/agree/finish etc..
wait for install and restart when prompted
to check installation version – go to help->about then click the
“Installation Details” button – look for the version next to “PHP
Development Tools (PDT) all-in-one SDK v3.0.0” – also check “Eclipse
SDK” should be 3.7.0
ensure perspective is selected, – next to perspective buttons – click
icon with “+” symbol – select “other” – highlight “PHP” – select “OK,
PHP will now be included in the list of open perspectives
But I am unable to enable the feature of highlighting the syntax error for a file which I load in Eclipse without creating a project in it.
Anybody any clue?
P.S. Btw I am a happy user of Eclipse PDT Helios and was able to update that without any problems. Error highlighting is working perfectly in it.
I had same problem after Eclipse update to Indigo during Ubuntu update.
After installing PDT all “.php” source files opened in text editor (instead of php editor) which meant no syntax highlighting or auto-complete was applied (text was grey).
To fix –
Window -> Preferences -> General -> Editor -> File Associations
Entry for “*.php” had text editor listed first.
I deleted entry for “*.php” and re-created it, phpEditor appears first in editor association list.
Answered By – SteveE
Answer Checked By – Candace Johnson (AngularFixing Volunteer)