GamepadEvent.gamepad

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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.

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

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DesktopMobile
ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
gamepadChrome Full support 35
Full support 35
No support 21 — 34
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Edge Full support 12Firefox Full support 29
Full support 29
No support 24 — 28
Disabled
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 22
Full support 22
No support 15 — 21
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Safari Full support 10.1WebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support YesFirefox Android Full support 32Opera Android Full support 22
Full support 22
No support 14 — 21
Prefixed
Prefixed Implemented with the vendor prefix: webkit
Safari iOS Full support 10.3Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

Legend

Full support  
Full support
No support  
No support
User must explicitly enable this feature.
User must explicitly enable this feature.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.
Requires a vendor prefix or different name for use.

See also

Using the Gamepad API