I am searching a stable and free IDE with auto completion and code highlighting, which works with the SilverStripe Framework. The only topics I found were pretty old. So I wonder wether there is a better solution now. I tried Aptana 3.0. The code highlighting is ok. But it only shows autocompleting when I create page types. And it only displays when I am typing in the superclass.
I also tried the latest Eclipse classic version + PDT but I am not sure how to configure it.
It works better now (in Aptana and NetBeans). But I still won't get code completion in the *.ss files. Is it possible to get code completion for $Layout $Content etc. and <% include Menu(2) %> <& end_control &> etc. ?
All you can do for .ss files is to associate them to HTML files...
But code completion for SilverStripe's template language is not possible without a plugin.
And as far as I know, there is none unfortunately.
Some time ago, I tried to write a netbeans plugin for ss-templates, based on the [url=http://plugins.netbeans.org/plugin/37069/php-twig]Php-Twig[/url] plugin, but I failed miserably on the parser/lexer stuff... *sigh*
Too bad. However thanks a lot. It seems you are Netbeans user right? But I am used to Eclipse shortcuts because of Android development. So I actually prefer Aptana 3.0. And the only thing that won't work at the moment code completion at a certain point. It's just optimization, but it would be great if it works. I posted the problem I have in stackoverflow.