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Get the implementation dependent name of a joystick.


const char* SDL_JoystickNameForIndex(int device_index);

Function Parameters


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.


This can be called before any joysticks are opened.

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));

CategoryAPI, CategoryJoystick, CategoryDraft

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