The GamepadEvent() constructor creates a new GamepadEvent object.


var gamepadEvent = new GamepadEvent(typeArg, options)


A DOMString that must be one of gamepadconnected or gamepaddisconnected.
options Optional
Options are as follows:
  • gamepad: An instance of Gamepad describing the gamepad associated with the event.


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

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
GamepadEvent() constructorChrome Full support 35Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 29
Full support 29
No support 24 — 28
Disabled From version 24 until version 28 (exclusive): this feature is behind the dom.gamepad.enabled preference (needs to be set to true). To change preferences in Firefox, visit about:config.
IE No support NoOpera Full support 22Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 32Opera Android Full support 22Safari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes


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