Joystick Reference

[The feature associated with this page, Joysticks, is a legacy feature. It has been superseded by Windows.Gaming.Input Namespace. Windows.Gaming.Input Namespace has been optimized for Windows 10 and Windows 11. Microsoft strongly recommends that new code use Windows.Gaming.Input Namespace instead of Joysticks, when possible. Microsoft suggests that existing code that uses the legacy APIs be rewritten to use the new APIs if possible.]

This section describes the functions, structures, and messages associated with joysticks. The elements are grouped as follows:

Device Capabilities

Querying a Joystick

Capturing a Joystick