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ReflectionProperty::getDocComment

(PHP 5 >= 5.1.0, PHP 7, PHP 8)

ReflectionProperty::getDocCommentGets the property doc comment

Description

public ReflectionProperty::getDocComment(): string|false

Gets the doc comment for a property.

Parameters

This function has no parameters.

Return Values

The doc comment if it exists, otherwise false.

Examples

Example #1 ReflectionProperty::getDocComment() example

<?php
class Str
{
    
/**
     * @var int  The length of the string
     */
    
public $length 5;
}

$prop = new ReflectionProperty('Str''length');

var_dump($prop->getDocComment());

?>

The above example will output something similar to:

string(53) "/**
     * @var int  The length of the string
     */"

Example #2 Multiple property declarations

If multiple property declarations are preceeded by a single doc comment, the doc comment refers to the first property only.

<?php
class Foo
{
    
/** @var string */
    
public $a$b;
}
$class = new \ReflectionClass('Foo');
foreach (
$class->getProperties() as $property) {
    echo 
$property->getName() . ': ' var_export($property->getDocComment(), true) . PHP_EOL;
}
?>

The above example will output:

a: '/** @var string */'
b: false

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Jim
1 month ago
Unfortunately, inherited doc comments are not supported.

<?php

class A {
   
/**
     * @var string
     */
   
public string $prop = 'A';
}

class
B extends A {
    public
string $prop = 'B';
}

$prop = new ReflectionProperty('B', 'prop');
var_dump($prop->getDocComment());

?>

results in FALSE
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