php - Get property call from parent class


I have the following code:

class Page extends APage{

     * @findby selector
    protected $property

    public function getPropertyCount(){


class APage{

    protected function initPropertyByAnnotation(){



Im using selenium with php, In selenium you select an element with a selector. I want the parent class to detect a call to the childs property so i can handle the actual selecting.

I thought that this was possible through the __get magic method, but it turns out its only triggered when a property is not defined.

Is there a way to detect the call some way without using a helper method like getProperty?




You can use the__get() function changing the scope of your property to private.
As the docs says:

__get() is utilized for reading data from inaccessible properties.

public function __get($field) {
    if ($field == 'property') { //the name of your property
        //do something that you want

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