Windows Azure PDT allows you to launch the application from the workbench. This allows you to run and test your applications during development.
There are three ways to launch the application.
Open project menu and select Run->Run Configurations...
Or click the Run option at the top of Eclipse IDE, select Run Configuration...
Click on tab Windows Azure, and create a new launch configuration by clicking the icon, fill in the Name box. Then select the php file that you want to launch. Click Apply button.
Click Run button to start the application.
It will launch the Development Storage if it is not started. Your application will be run and displayed in the browser.