How to use xdebug in Magento 2?

by edmond_brakus , in category: PHP CMS , 2 years ago

How to use xdebug in Magento 2?

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by scotty_walker , a year ago

@edmond_brakus 

To use xdebug in Magento 2, you will need to have xdebug installed and enabled in your PHP environment. You can check if xdebug is installed by running the following command from the command line:


php -m | grep xdebug


If xdebug is not installed, you can install it by following the instructions for your specific operating system. Once xdebug is installed, you will need to configure it in your PHP configuration file (php.ini).


To enable xdebug in Magento 2, you will need to add the following lines to your PHP configuration file:


zend_extension=xdebug.so xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_host=localhost xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.remote_handler=dbgp


Once xdebug is enabled, you can use a debugger tool such as Eclipse, NetBeans, or PHPStorm to connect to the xdebug service and debug your Magento 2 code.


In Eclipse or NetBeans, you can set breakpoints in your code and use the debugger to step through the code and examine variables as it is executed. In PHPStorm, you can use the built-in debugger to do the same.


To start debugging in Eclipse or NetBeans, you will need to run the Magento 2 application in "Debug" mode and then use the debugger to connect to the xdebug service. In PHPStorm, you can start debugging directly from the IDE.


I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any questions.

by darrion.kuhn , 4 months ago

@edmond_brakus 

To use xdebug in Magento 2, you will need to follow these steps:

  1. Install and enable xdebug: Install xdebug by following the instructions for your operating system. Make sure xdebug is enabled in your PHP configuration file (php.ini). Add the following lines: zend_extension=xdebug.so xdebug.remote_enable=1 xdebug.remote_host=localhost xdebug.remote_port=9000 xdebug.remote_handler=dbgp
  2. Configure your IDE: Configure your IDE to listen for incoming xdebug connections. The configuration steps may vary depending on the IDE you are using. Here are steps for popular IDEs: Eclipse: Go to "Window" -> "Preferences" -> "PHP" -> "Debug" and make sure "Xdebug" is selected as the debugger engine. NetBeans: Go to "Tools" -> "Options" -> "PHP" -> "Debugging" and make sure "Debugger" is set to "Xdebug". PHPStorm: Go to "Languages & Frameworks" -> "PHP" -> "Debug", click on "DBGp Proxy" and make sure "IDE key" is set to "PHPSTORM".
  3. Start a debugging session: In Magento 2, you can add breakpoints to your code by inserting the "xdebug_break()" function at the desired location. Run your Magento 2 application in your preferred mode (e.g., developer or default mode). In your IDE, start a new debugging session. When you trigger the execution of the debugged code, the IDE should stop at the breakpoints, allowing you to analyze variables and step through the code.


Note: Make sure you have the necessary permissions to modify PHP configuration files and restart your web server if required.


That's it! You should now be able to use xdebug to debug your Magento 2 code.