Laravel is a web application framework with an expressive, elegant syntax. Laravel is accessible, yet powerful, providing powerful tools needed for large, robust applications. A superb inversion of control container, sympathetic migration system, and tightly integrated unit testing support give you the tools you need to build any application with which you are tasked.


Laravel plugin is only available in CodeLobster IDE Professional.

CodeLobster IDE integrates with Laravel so you can use it from inside the IDE. Laravel support includes the following features:

Creating a Laravel project

If you have no application yet, you can generate a CodeLobster IDE project with Laravel - specific structure from a template. Laravel plugin has the wizard that helps you to get and install the latest official framework release.

To create a Laravel project:

  1. Choose File | New | Project... main menu item. Select Laravel framework item in the opened dialog.


    Select Project | Laravel | Create project main menu item

  2. Define project location, name and project URL for debugging.


    If you enable Create project in a new folder option CodeLobster IDE creates a subfolder with the project name.

  3. Click the OK button.

  4. Enable Use Database option to setup your database.


    You can skip this step and go further without creating database by clicking Finish button.

  5. Define database parameters:

    • Database name - the name of the MySQL database where your project data will be stored.

    • User name - used to connect with MySQL server.

    • User password - used to connect with MySQL server.

    • Root login - used to create a MySQL user.

    • Root password - used to create a MySQL user.

  6. Click the Next button.

  7. Specify some advanced database options:

    • Database host - specify a host name, if your database is located on a different server.

    • Database port - specify database port, if it runs on a non-standard port.

  8. Click the Next button.

  9. Check the necessary Laravel modules to install.

  10. Click the Finish button to create Laravel project.

    The Output window will display installation status:

Laravel IntelliSense

CodeLobster IDE provides IntelliSense for Laravel, that helps you write code more quickly and efficiently. IntelliSense saves you time by putting what you’re most likely to use at the top of your completion list. The suggestion list of the automatic completion appears as soon as you start typing. Pressing Tab or Enter will insert the selected item. You can trigger IntelliSense in the Editor window by pressing Ctrl + Space or using Edit | IntelliSense | Autocomplete main menu item.

IntelliSense suggestion box includes Laravel class methods after @.

Furthermore, CodeLobster IDE offers autocomplete for Laravel facades:

IntelliSense suggestion list also includes all Blade directives:

Syntax Highlighting for the Laravel Blade Template Engine

Blade is a simple and powerful templating engine driven by view template inheritance and sections. All Blade templates use the .blade.php extension. Laravel plugin offers syntax highlighting for the Laravel Blade template engine.

Tooltips for Laravel

Hover mouse for tooltips that includes descriptions for Laravel functions. Tooltips appear automatically when you hover the pointer over a function or some other element.

Laravel context and dynamic help

The Dynamic Help window allows opening help topics automatically for an element when the pointer is placed on. Laravel plugin uses the for a quick search for relevant information.

To get help topics using Dynamic Help:

  • Place the pointer on the target element and press the F1 button.

  • Select Help | Context Help main menu item.

  • Click the topic item in the Dynamic Help window.


To get Dynamic Help to appear, choose View | Panels | Dynamic Help main menu item.