Returns the name of the joystick.



Argument Description
id The id of the joystick (1 or 2).

Returns: String


This function will return a string with the name of the joystick/gamepad with the given id. If no such device is connected an empty string "" will be returned. The id can be either 1 or 2 as GameMaker: Studio only accepts input from a maximum of two joysticks/gamepads.

NOTE: This function is only available for Windows.


if joystick_exists(1)
   j_name = joystick_name(1);
   j_name = "None";

The above code checks to see if a joystick or gamepad is connected to the device and then sets a variable depending on the result of the check.

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