Did you find this message when creating a PHP file in VSCode?
Cannot validate since no PHP executable is set. Use the setting 'php.validate.executablePath' to configure the PHP executable.
1. First of all
Open settings.json and paste this line
"php.validate.executablePath": "your_unit:/xampp/php/php.exe", paste this in the last line of your settings.json.
Ok, the annoying message does not pop up anymore, and now?.
not kidding really😄 but... we want to debug PHP also in VSCode right?.
ext install PHP Debug and install the first match.
Run XAMPP server, create a php file like test.php with phpinfo(); open it in your browser
localhost/test.php copy the HTML source (what you see) and paste it into here: xdebug.org/wizard now hit .
Follow the instruction and download the .dll file, install it in the folder your_unit:\xampp\php\ext .
3. Almost done!
Now open you php.ini from XAMPP and paste the code in the very last line
[XDebug] xdebug.remote_enable = 1 xdebug.remote_autostart = 1 zend_extension = "you_unit:\xampp\php\ext\downloadedfile.dss
Now, restart XAMPP and VSCode and you should be done!
Wondering how it works?
Open your project on your browser, set a stop point in VSCode and see the magic!
You can follow the documentation at xdebug.org and also at VSCode extension page.
Thanks for read, it's my really first post