Zend Framework Development

Zend Framework is Zend's open source, object-oriented web application framework implemented in PHP 5.


Zend Studio is now fully integrated with Zend Framework 2 - the latest Zend Framework release.

Zend Framework Project and Element Creation

Zend Studio's Zend Framework integration functions allow you to create a new Zend Framework Project that is organized into Framework's Controller-Model-View system. The project will have Zend Framework's libraries added to its include path, allowing access to all Zend Framework's elements.


The new Zend Framework project that is created in Zend Studio will contain basic files for a simple "Hello, World!" program.

When you create your first Zend Framework Project, you will be prompted to open the Zend Framework Perspective, containing the MVC Outline view.

MVC View

Once you have created a Zend Framework project, you can use Zend Studio's New Zend Table, Zend View, Zend Controller, Zend Module, Zend View Helper or Zend Action Helper or Zend Controller Test Case Wizards to create new Zend Framework elements.

Zend Framework Content Assist

Once Zend Framework's libraries are included in a project's include path, its classes, functions, iterators and variables will be available for use from the Content Assist window. Simply press Z followed by Ctrl+Space in the Editor to view the list of available Zend Framework elements:

Zend Framework Code Assist Options


For information on Zend Framework, visit the Zend Framework site at: http://framework.zend.com or http://framework.zend.com/manual/en for the Zend Framework Reference Manual.