Gamepad.displayId

This is an experimental technology
Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The displayId read-only property of the Gamepad interface returns the VRDisplay.displayId of the associated VRDisplay — the VRDisplay that the gamepad is controlling the displayed scene of.

A Gamepad is considered to be associated with a VRDisplay if it reports a pose that is in the same space as the VRDisplay.pose.

Syntax

var myDisplayId = gamepadInstance.displayId;

Value

A number representing the associated VRDisplay.displayId. If the number is 0, then the gamepad is not associated with a VR display.

Examples

window.addEventListener("gamepadconnected", function(e) {
  if(!e.gamepad.displayId) {
    console.log('Gamepad connected');
  } else {
    console.log('Gamepad connected, associated with VR display ' + e.gamepad.displayId);
  }
});

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
WebVR 1.1
The definition of 'displayId' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition

Browser compatibility

FeatureChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafari
Basic support Yes1 215564 No ? ?
FeatureAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge mobileFirefox for AndroidOpera AndroidiOS SafariSamsung Internet
Basic support No Yes3 ? ? ? ? Yes

1. Only works on desktop in an experimental version of Chrome (other builds won't return any devices when Navigator.getVRDisplays() is invoked).

2. This feature is behind the WebVR preference. To change preferences in Chrome, visit chrome://flags.

3. Currently supported only by Google Daydream.

4. Currently only Windows support is enabled by default. Mac support is available in Firefox Nightly.

See also

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