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Date Published:
30,510+ (as of 25-Sep-2007)
HTML-Kit Support
Adds a dialog box for finding, recalling and inserting PHP functions.


  • Quickly find and insert PHP functions.
  • Find as you type (by function name, description or arguments).
  • Recently Used window for reusing functions.
  • Favorites window for storing, looking up and inserting commonly used functions.
  • Navigate using keyboard shortcuts for faster access.
  • Get help for functions using a local/offline copy of the PHP manual or an online help site.
  • Includes support for PHP 5.x and manuals written in multiple languages.
  • Ability to sort by Name, Description and Arguments column.
  • Auto preview function descriptions and arguments, or enable popup hints for truncated items.
  • Preferences and Reference windows can auto show/hide to save screen space.
  • Remembers window location, window size, last query and focused tabs between sessions.


  • To find a function, start typing the first part of its name or enter the first letter (while the default In: Name option is selected).
  • To search inside function descriptions or arguments, select the appropriate option next to the In: field.
  • To navigate using the keyboard, use Up and Down arrow keys to browse the list of functions (these two keys can be used while typing in the Find field). Home, End, Page Up and Page Down keys can also be used to navigate the list. Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab keys can be used to toggle between Find, Recently Used and Favorites windows, even when these tabs are not focused.
  • To use a local copy of the PHP manual, download the latest CHM version of the PHP manual in the preferred language. Once the *.chm file is saved to a local folder, click the Options tab on the plugin window and select the *.chm file for the Local Help File Path field. Change the language code if using a non-English version of the manual.
• Automated Installation:   (What's This?)To install, enter hkphpcoderef in the Updates tab. Updates tab on the Actions Bar  • Manual Installation:
HTML-Kit Build 292
Download Size:
1.16 MB   (3 mins)
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 Commonly Asked Questions

How do I install hkPHPCodeRef?

  • Download the "hkPHPCodeRef" plugin and save it to a folder of your choice (for example, c:\webfiles\). It's not necessary to manually extract the *.zip file, HTML-Kit will expand it to the proper folder during the installation.
  •  Install Plugin
    Select "Install | Install Plugin" from HTML-Kit's "Tools" menu. Point to the downloaded *.zip file and click "Open."
  • If any additional prompts appear, follow them to complete the installation.

How do I run it?

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hkPHPCodeRef's icon will appear on the "Help" tab on HTML-Kit's Actions Bar. It can also be invoked from the "Actions | Help" sub menu.

Whats' the quickest way to uninstall hkPHPCodeRef?

Right click the hkPHPCodeRef icon on the Actions Bar and select "Uninstall." Alternatively, the "Tools | Install | Uninstall Plugins" menu option in HTML-Kit can be used to uninstall this and other plugins.

Do I need the exact versions of software listed under the Requirements?

The versions listed are the minimum versions required by this plugin. For example, a plugin that requires HTML-Kit Build 290 will run on HTML-Kit Build 292 as well.

What's the best way to check which version of HTML-Kit I'm using?

The build number can be found on the "About" dialog, which is located on HTML-Kit's "Help" menu.
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What do you think about hkPHPCodeRef?
"Valuable addon."- Linda Morris
"Thank You ! Great Tool !"- paul brasseur
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