PHP Tools extend Visual Studio with set of features to work more efficiently with PHP code.
Basic Features (FREE)
Syntax highlighting for PHP code and HTML outside of PHP tags.
Code outlining – Code collapsing for classes and functions.
Brace matching – Brace highlighting helps to quickly identify which braces belongs together to provide better overview over more complex functions and other structures.
Errors detection – Syntax errors are underlined in real time while coding to immediately see that something is wrong. As well as error underlining the errors are displayed in Errors list with more details.
Navigation bar – To navigate quickly through your code you can see all the classes, functions, properties and constants declarations in top navigation bar in Visual Studio.