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    The property of the Gamepad interface returns a string containing some information about the controller.

    The exact syntax is not strictly specified, but in Firefox it will contain three pieces of information separated by dashes (-):

    • Two 4-digit hexadecimal strings containing the USB vendor and product id of the controller
    • The name of the controller as provided by the driver.

    For example, a PS2 controller returned 810-3-USB Gamepad.

    This information is intended to allow you to find a mapping for the controls on the device as well as display useful feedback to the user.


    readonly    attribute DOMString           id;


    window.addEventListener("gamepadconnected", function() {
      var gp = navigator.getGamepads()[0];
      gamepadInfo.innerHTML = "Gamepad connected at index " + gp.index + ": " + + ".";


    A string.


    Specification Status Comment
    The definition of 'The Gamepad API specification' in that specification.
    Working Draft  

    Browser compatibility

    Feature Chrome Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
    General support

    21.0 webkit

    29.0 (29.0) Not supported

    15.0 webkit

    Not supported
    Feature Android Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
    General support Not supported 32.0 (32.0) Not supported Not supported Not supported

    See also

    Using the Gamepad API

    Document Tags and Contributors

    Contributors to this page: fscholz, teoli, chrisdavidmills
    Last updated by: fscholz,