$this

The pseudo variable $this is used within a class to access the properties of the calling object (i.e. itself).

 

To access properties of an object use $this with the small arrow -> access operator, and then the name of the property without its $ dollar sign:

 

e.g. $this->name

 

Using $this to access the object's properties:

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Exploring an object's pseudo varibale $this

Using the display method to show the properties:
Ducati, Panigale, 1200, 175, 17,999

 

Bike::__set_state(array(
'make' => 'Ducati',
'model' => 'Panigale',
'capacity' => '1200',
'topSpeed' => '175',
'cost' => '17,999',
))

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