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GamepadEvent.gamepad

The GamepadEvent.gamepad property of the GamepadEvent interface returns a Gamepad object, providing access to the associated gamepad data for fired gamepadconnected and gamepaddisconnected events.

Note: These events are not fired in Chrome, only Firefox. In Chrome you have to use Navigator.getGamepads to access Gamepad objects.

Syntax

readonly    attribute Gamepad gamepad;

Example

The gamepad property being called on a fired Window.gamepadconnected event.

window.addEventListener("gamepadconnected", function(e) {
  console.log("Gamepad connected at index %d: %s. %d buttons, %d axes.",
  e.gamepad.index, e.gamepad.id,
  e.gamepad.buttons.length, e.gamepad.axes.length);
});

Value

A Gamepad object.

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
Gamepad
The definition of 'GamepadEvent.gamepad' 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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