Is there a plugin for Notepad++ that shows the helpfiles for PHP commands as overlay?
Once upon a time… I had an editor that I could give a link to the official PHP help files (downloaded from the PHP website and extracted on C:/phpmanual/), and when hovering the mouse over a PHP-command I could press F2 or F4 and the according help file text from C:/phpmanual/… would be displayed in an overlay. (A bit to the right if possible, with scrollbars, and very slightly transparent background back then.)
Is there something similiar for Notepad++? (Preferably as built in feature., as it looks to be very easy to achieve.)
I have looked around quite some time now, but did not find any plugin offering this.
Maybe the helpfile text could open in the second view. Seeing that Notepad++ already has a collection of the php-commands when it shows an overlay for the syntax, maybe when the syntax is shown F2 or similiar could be activated to open the help file text in the second view.
For example for implode: The official “php-chunked-xhtml” version of the official php manual would have the help file for example at:
In there is “<h1 class=“refname”>implode</h1>”, form where the help text continues.
Maybe the official php-help is available as text-only, either. Would make things very simple.
I put my question forward at
With best regards
John, there is a plugin called LanguageHelp which could do what you want.
(it opens the help viewer with the word selected)
@Claudia: As far as I read in the description of that plugin it seems to open the help file outside of notepad++ in another program. But that’s not what I’m looking for.
Cheers to you, too :)
you are correct.
Unfortunately, I’m not aware of any other plugin which might do exactly what you want.