I've been using Zend Studio 5.5.x for some time, and recently I began trying to work with Eclipse PDT, and found that the problem I was having was that I was not playing by its rules. With Zend Studio you could basically do F8 (Debug URL...) then paste "http://localhost/index.php" hit OK and life was swell.
With Eclipse it seems that there is more to setup before you go off debugging...
So yesterday I went to over to Nerdbooks and that found they had 34 different books on "Eclipse" in stock, anyway got :
( 1 ) Zend Studio for Eclipse
( 2 ) Zend Framework in Action
I might as well learn the rules in order to make this a painless proposition...
BTW, once I got the Eclipse setup more or less correct, all the variables showed up.
Thanks for the help...