I have 2 questions:
1- What is the best IDE to start with for PHP web development that provides me with:
- Controls to be drag and drop on the IDE interface instead of creating it from scratch.
- Debugging breakpoints and show the a detailed error messages.
- Ready made code snippet for use : like managing a connection with database and error handlers.
2- Can I develop a PHP code inside a Microsoft visual studio, if yes please tell what needed to be installed and detailed steps.
Thanks a lot.
Most PHP developers use Linux (a "LAMP" stack), not Microsoft tools. If you want to understand why, go to any PHP conference and try to find the Microsoft Visual Studio track. Our community does not have much patience for complicated and expensive "solutions" that lock us into some kind of proprietary platform.
If you're new to PHP and want to get started, this article can help.