docs/html/joystick.html
author Sam Lantinga <slouken@libsdl.org>
Fri, 20 Jan 2012 19:49:48 -0500
branchSDL-1.2
changeset 6238 fba40d9f4a73
parent 803 355632dca928
permissions -rw-r--r--
Fixed bug 1387 - Patch: fix minor typos in SDL-1.2 HTML docs bl0ckedusersoft 2012-01-20 12:14:57 PST This patch fixes a few minor typos in the SDL-1.2 HTML docs.

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>Chapter 9. Joystick</H1
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><DT
><B
>Table of Contents</B
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><DT
><A
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>SDL_NumJoysticks</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Count available joysticks.</DT
><DT
><A
HREF="sdljoystickname.html"
>SDL_JoystickName</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get joystick name.</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickOpen</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Opens a joystick for use.</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickOpened</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Determine if a joystick has been opened</DT
><DT
><A
HREF="sdljoystickindex.html"
>SDL_JoystickIndex</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the index of an SDL_Joystick.</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickNumAxes</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the number of joystick axes</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickNumBalls</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the number of joystick trackballs</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickNumHats</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the number of joystick hats</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickNumButtons</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the number of joysitck buttons</DT
><DT
><A
HREF="sdljoystickupdate.html"
>SDL_JoystickUpdate</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Updates the state of all joysticks</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickGetAxis</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the current state of an axis</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickGetHat</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the current state of a joystick hat</DT
><DT
><A
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>SDL_JoystickGetButton</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get the current state of a given button on a given joystick</DT
><DT
><A
HREF="sdljoystickgetball.html"
>SDL_JoystickGetBall</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Get relative trackball motion</DT
><DT
><A
HREF="sdljoystickclose.html"
>SDL_JoystickClose</A
>&nbsp;--&nbsp;Closes a previously opened joystick</DT
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><P
>Joysticks, and other similar input devices, have a very strong role in game playing and SDL provides comprehensive support for them. Axes, Buttons, POV Hats and trackballs are all supported.</P
><P
>Joystick support is initialized by passed the <TT
CLASS="LITERAL"
>SDL_INIT_JOYSTICK</TT
> flag to <A
HREF="sdlinit.html"
><TT
CLASS="FUNCTION"
>SDL_Init</TT
></A
>. Once initilized joysticks must be opened using <A
HREF="sdljoystickopen.html"
><TT
CLASS="FUNCTION"
>SDL_JoystickOpen</TT
></A
>.</P
><P
>While using the functions describe in this secton may seem like the best way to access and read from joysticks, in most cases they aren't. Ideally joysticks should be read using the <A
HREF="event.html"
>event</A
> system. To enable this, you must set the joystick event processing state with <A
HREF="sdljoystickeventstate.html"
><TT
CLASS="FUNCTION"
>SDL_JoystickEventState</TT
></A
>. Joysticks must be <A
HREF="sdljoystickopen.html"
>opened</A
> before they can be used of course.</P
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><B
>Note: </B
>If you are <SPAN
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><I
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>not</I
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> handling the joystick via the event queue then you must explicitly request a joystick update by calling <A
HREF="sdljoystickupdate.html"
><TT
CLASS="FUNCTION"
>SDL_JoystickUpdate</TT
></A
>.</P
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><B
>Note: </B
>Force Feedback is not yet supported. Sam (slouken@libsdl.org) is soliciting suggestions from people with force-feedback experience on the best way to design the API.</P
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