/Web APIs


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Check the Browser compatibility table carefully before using this in production.

The HIDInputReportEvent interface of the WebHID API is passed to HIDDevice.inputreport_event when an input report is received from any associated HID device.

Event HIDInputReportEvent

Instance properties

This interface also inherits properties from Event.

HIDInputReportEvent.data Read only Experimental

A DataView containing the data from the input report, excluding the reportId if the HID interface uses report IDs.

HIDInputReportEvent.device Read only Experimental

The HIDDevice instance that represents the HID interface that sent the input report.

HIDInputReportEvent.reportId Read only Experimental

The one-byte identification prefix for this report, or 0 if the HID interface does not use report IDs.

Instance methods

This interface inherits methods from its parent, Event.


The following example demonstrates listening for an inputReport that will allow the application to detect which button is pressed on a Joy-Con Right device. You can see more examples, and live demos in the article Connecting to uncommon HID devices.

device.addEventListener("inputreport", (event) => {
  const { data, device, reportId } = event;

  // Handle only the Joy-Con Right device and a specific report ID.
  if (device.productId !== 0x2007 && reportId !== 0x3f) return;

  const value = data.getUint8(0);
  if (value === 0) return;

  const someButtons = { 1: "A", 2: "X", 4: "B", 8: "Y" };
  console.log(`User pressed button ${someButtons[value]}.`);


Browser compatibility

Desktop Mobile
Chrome Edge Firefox Internet Explorer Opera Safari WebView Android Chrome Android Firefox for Android Opera Android Safari on IOS Samsung Internet
HIDInputReportEvent 89 89 No No 75 No No No No No No No
data 89 89 No No 75 No No No No No No No
device 89 89 No No 75 No No No No No No No
reportId 89 89 No No 75 No No No No No No No

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