Create your first Desktop Application with PHP and PHP Desktop

zooboole Since Jan 22, 2015 119 Posts

I have fixed the download link of the demo. I am sorry, I think it was due to the transfer of the website to the new hosting. Please if you see any other broken link try to report it. Besides I will be publishing a second part of the tutorial by next Monday. You will receive an email to inform you about it. This part will consider many problems you have been facing.


Since Jul 31, 2016 1 Posts


Thanks for such nice tutorial. but unfortunately i cant convert a codeigneter web based application to PHP Desktop, can u please help for this matter.

Error :

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Warning

Message: mkdir(): Invalid path

Filename: drivers/Sessionfilesdriver.php

Line Number: 117


File: C:UsersuserDesktopkmbazarwwwapplicationcontrollerskmbazar.php Line: 13 Function: __construct

File: C:UsersuserDesktopkmbazarwwwindex.php Line: 315 Function: require_once

Since Jul 07, 2016 1 Posts


I am getting an error of licef.dll is missing, when put this file anther error entrry point is not found. can u help me

Boris ZESMOS Since Jun 05, 2016 2 Posts

Hello This tutorial is really help but i want to know if it possible to run PHPdesktop app with online database. (Actually , it works well with my mysql database in localhost). Regards

Boris ZESMOS Since Jun 05, 2016 2 Posts

I find the solution. (connect with online database) but i have another question: is it possible to customize the window ? (for example add, back and next btn, refresh...)


zooboole Since Jan 22, 2015 119 Posts

@Boris ZESMOS that won't be possible to customize the window, but you can with your design and make it nicer. Look at the image of the kokompe application I did. Since it's a browser too, you can play with some JavaScript.

Since Aug 13, 2016 1 Posts

Very good and helping article

Since Aug 02, 2016 1 Posts

Very good and helping article but one thing i want to share my project is very slow after user desktop app as compared same project working very fast on simply use chrome

Since Feb 22, 2016 1 Posts

it awesome just start lets see what giong on

Since Jul 18, 2016 1 Posts

This tutorial interests me much

Rohit kuamar Since Jun 11, 2016 1 Posts

It may be, my problem is same as ever delivered... when I installed the exe file from there is a message of "PHP desktop has stopped working and to close."... and so I can not run it, hey I was looking for such solution which provide php desktop..., So I am in great need it for my project to complete it and also to learn this as this is new for me.

zooboole Since Jan 22, 2015 119 Posts

Do not use the release candidate yet(Chrome 47 with PHP 5.4 for WinXP SP3 or later) A friend told me it was bugging So I advise you use the latest stable version: Chrome 31 with PHP 5.6 for Vista or later

Since Jul 19, 2016 1 Posts

Hi Sir, I hope you are enjoying good health. i am facing a problem which is that inno setup compiler make a successfull exe file completely but when i install setup and open the application then nothing happen even i tried many times but the installed files did not open any thing. Would you like to resolve my problem. It will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

Since Jun 23, 2016 2 Posts

hai zoobole,

i had gone through your tutorial recently i am very much happy that i had learnt something new in php. actuaally my requirement is the same desktop application which you had disscussed in the tutorial. so plz help me in developing in the project for that purpose i need the sample project from u so that i can understand .the file which u had kept in the tutorial is not working so plz help me .in my project.

abcd123 123abcd Since Jul 16, 2016 1 Posts

How to connect database within this app