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Get the implementation dependent name of a haptic device.

Header File

Defined in SDL_haptic.h


const char* SDL_HapticName(int device_index);

Function Parameters

int device_index index of the device to query.

Return Value

(const char *) Returns the name of the device or NULL on failure; call SDL_GetError() for more information.


This can be called before any joysticks are opened. If no name can be found, this function returns NULL.


This function is available since SDL 2.0.0.

See Also

CategoryAPI, CategoryAPIFunction, CategoryHaptic

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