joyGetNumDevs function (joystickapi.h)

The joyGetNumDevs function queries the joystick driver for the number of joysticks it supports.


UINT joyGetNumDevs();

Return value

The joyGetNumDevs function returns the number of joysticks supported by the current driver or zero if no driver is installed.


Use the joyGetPos function to determine whether a given joystick is physically attached to the system. If the specified joystick is not connected, joyGetPos returns a JOYERR_UNPLUGGED error value.


Minimum supported client Windows 2000 Professional [desktop apps only]
Minimum supported server Windows 2000 Server [desktop apps only]
Target Platform Windows
Header joystickapi.h (include Windows.h)
Library Winmm.lib
DLL Winmm.dll

See also


Multimedia Joystick Functions