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* GuideButtonPoller.cpp
* Created on: Nov 12, 2012
* Author: James
//#include "stdafx.h" //Uncomment this line for Visual Studio
#include <windows.h>
#include <iostream>
//Clear Screen function I found in an article on I considered
//using NCurses but decided that was overkill
void ClearScreen()
DWORD count;
DWORD cellCount;
COORD homeCoords = { 0, 0 };
hStdOut = GetStdHandle( STD_OUTPUT_HANDLE );
if (hStdOut == INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE) return;
/* Get the number of cells in the current buffer */
if (!GetConsoleScreenBufferInfo( hStdOut, &csbi )) return;
cellCount = csbi.dwSize.X *csbi.dwSize.Y;
/* Fill the entire buffer with spaces */
if (!FillConsoleOutputCharacter(
(TCHAR) ' ',
)) return;
/* Fill the entire buffer with the current colors and attributes */
if (!FillConsoleOutputAttribute(
)) return;
/* Move the cursor home */
SetConsoleCursorPosition( hStdOut, homeCoords );
int main(int argc, _TCHAR* argv[])
struct ControllerStruct
unsigned long eventCount; //event counter, increases with every controller event,
//but for some reason not by one.
unsigned short up:1, down:1, left:1, right:1, start:1, back:1, l3:1, r3:1,
lButton:1, rButton:1, guideButton:1, unknown:1, aButton:1,
bButton:1, xButton:1, yButton:1; // button state bitfield
unsigned char lTrigger; //Left Trigger
unsigned char rTrigger; //Right Trigger
short lJoyY; //Left Joystick Y
short lJoyx; //Left Joystick X
short rJoyY; //Right Joystick Y
short rJoyX; //Right Joystick X
//First create an HINSTANCE of the xinput1_3.dll. Probably should use system variables to find it
//but whatever.
HINSTANCE hGetProcIDDLL = LoadLibrary("C:/Windows/System32/xinput1_3.dll"); //In Visual Studio replace this
//HINSTANCE hGetProcIDDLL = LoadLibrary(L"C:/Windows/System32/xinput1_3.dll"); //With this
//Get the address of ordinal 100.
FARPROC lpfnGetProcessID = GetProcAddress(HMODULE(hGetProcIDDLL), (LPCSTR)100);
//typedef the function. It takes an int and a pointer to a ControllerStruct and returns an error code
//as an int. it's 0 for no error and 1167 for "controller not present". presumably there are others
//but I never saw them. It won't cause a crash on error, it just won't update the data.
typedef int(__stdcall * pICFUNC)(int, ControllerStruct &);
//Assign it to getControllerData for easier use
pICFUNC getControllerData;
getControllerData = pICFUNC(lpfnGetProcessID);
//Create in an instance of the ControllerStruct
ControllerStruct buttons;
while(1) //Infinite polling loop
getControllerData(0, buttons); //call the function with the controller number(zero based) and
//the pointer to the ControllerStruct.
ClearScreen(); //clear the screen
std::cout << buttons.guideButton; //simply access the variable like normal. Easy peasy.
Sleep(50); //pause briefly so as not to spam the console
//in a real program you should release the dll by calling FreeLibrary(hGetProcIDDLL) to prevent memory
//leaks, but since there's no way of cleanly exiting this program, I'm not sure where to put it
return 0;