Navigator.getGamepads()

Experimental

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

The Navigator.getGamepads() method returns an array of Gamepad objects, one for each gamepad connected to the device.

Elements in the array may be null if a gamepad disconnects during a session, so that the remaining gamepads retain the same index.

Syntax

 var gamepads = navigator.getGamepads();

Example

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

Specifications

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

Browser compatibility

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See also