In Netbeans 7.4 when you hit Return within a set of double quotes it auto-completes using concatenation syntax. i.e.
How can I switch this off?
I ran into this problem as well, and boy is it annoying.
The following answer applies to both NetBeans 7 and 8:
- Within NetBeans: Under the top menu (in NetBeans,) click Tools -> Options
- In the pop-up window, go to: Editor -> Code Completion (tab)
Use String Auto-Concatenation after Types Break, located at the very bottom
Tools -> Options -> Editor -> Code Completions -> Language: PHP -> Quotes Completion: -> Use Smart Quotes (” and ‘) Completion.