Programming PHP in Eclipse PDT is predominately a joy: code completion, templates, method jumping, etc.
However, one thing that drives me crazy is that I can't get my lines in PHP files to word wrap so on long lines I'm typing out indefinitely to the right.
I click on Windows|Preferences and type in "wrap" and get:
- Java | Code Style | Formatter
- Java | Editor | Typing
- Web and XML | CSS Files | Source
I've tried changing the "wrap automatically" that I found there and the "Line width" to 72 but they had no effect.
How can I get word wrap to work in Eclipse PDT for PHP files?
This has really been one of the most desired features in Eclipse. It's not just missing in PHP files-- it's missing in the IDE. Fortunately, from Google Summer of Code, we get this plug-in Eclipse Word-Wrap
To install it, add the following update site in Eclipse:
AhtiK Eclipse WordWrap 0.0.5 Update Site
It's a known enhancement request. Bug 35779
The plugin Eclipse Word-Wrap Plug-In by Florian Weßling works well in latest Eclispe PDT (3.0.2) for me.
Eclipse Indigo 3.7: http://dev.cdhq.de/eclipse/updatesite/indigo/
Eclipse Juno 4.2: http://dev.cdhq.de/eclipse/updatesite/juno/
After the installation You could use context menu: Right click > Toggle Word Wrap
or Menu > Edit > Toggle Word Wrap