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SDL_JoystickNameForIndex

Get the implementation dependent name of a joystick.

Syntax

const char* SDL_JoystickNameForIndex(int device_index);

Function Parameters

device_index

the index of the joystick to query (the N'th joystick on the system)

Return Value

Returns the name of the selected joystick. If no name can be found, this function returns NULL; call SDL_GetError() for more information.

Remarks

This can be called before any joysticks are opened.

Version

This function is available since SDL 3.0.0.

Code Examples

/* Print the names of all attached joysticks */
int num_joy, i;
num_joy = SDL_NumJoysticks();
printf("%d joysticks found\n", num_joy);
for (i = 0; i < num_joy; ++i) {
    printf("%s\n", SDL_JoystickNameForIndex(i));
}
SDL_JoystickName
SDL_JoystickOpen

CategoryAPI, CategoryJoystick, CategoryDraft


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