The Gamepad.id 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.

Syntax

readonly    attribute DOMString           id;

Example

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

Value

A string.

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

Feature Chrome Edge Firefox (Gecko) Internet Explorer Opera Safari (WebKit)
General support 21.0 webkit
35.0
(Yes) 29.0 (29.0) No support 15.0 webkit
22.0
No support
Feature Android Edge Firefox Mobile (Gecko) IE Phone Opera Mobile Safari Mobile
General support No support (Yes) 32.0 (32.0) No support No support No support

See also

Using the Gamepad API

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