I want to debug Magento code for learning Magento. I have Magento installed on XAMPP (windows XP sp2).I have installed Netbeans(php version) and configured xdebug.

In netbeans I selected "php application with existing sources".Then I created a folder "myFolder" in C:\xampp\htdocs for the purpose of exporting the Magento code .

Now I want to know that In the 'name and location panel'(in Netbeans) would setting the "source folder" field to "C:\xampp\htdocs\magento" be right('Magento' is the directory under which Magento is installed)?

Also what should I enter in the "copy to folder" field under the "run configuration" panel, should I enter "C:\xampp\htdocs\myFolder" and if I do this then would the entire Magento code would be exported to "myFolder".

Please help I would be very thankful.

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    This question appears to be off-topic because it not about Magento. – Marius Nov 17 '13 at 15:07
  • I have the same issue.. can't debug magento.. would be great if someone answer this even it looks off-topic. – Mr_Green Nov 17 '13 at 15:33

In order to debug PHP scripts in NetBeans, you need to :

  • Install the XDebug extension: Download the correct .dll from http://xdebug.org/download.php and copy it into your D:\xampp\php\ext directory

  • Add the following lines to your php.ini file:

    zend_extension = "D:\xampp\php\ext\your_php_xdebug.dll"
    xdebug.profiler_output_dir = "D:\xampp\tmp"
    xdebug.remote_enable = 1
    xdebug.remote_handler = "dbgp"
    xdebug.remote_host = ""
    xdebug.trace_output_dir = "D:\xampp\tmp"
  • Restart the Apache webserver

  • From NetBeans Tools->Options->Debugging, set Debugger port and Session ID to 9000 and netbeans-xdebug respectively. Create a run configuration and hit the Debug button.

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