DualSenseAPI 1.0.2

.NET Core 3.1
dotnet add package DualSenseAPI --version 1.0.2
NuGet\Install-Package DualSenseAPI -Version 1.0.2
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="DualSenseAPI" Version="1.0.2" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DualSenseAPI --version 1.0.2
#r "nuget: DualSenseAPI, 1.0.2"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive, C# scripting and .NET Interactive. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install DualSenseAPI as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DualSenseAPI&version=1.0.2

// Install DualSenseAPI as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DualSenseAPI&version=1.0.2


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A .NET standard API for interacting with DualSense controllers. Full docs and API reference are available at https://the-demp.github.io/DualSenseAPI/.


  • Basic Input: Analog sticks and triggers, d-pad, and all buttons. Basically any input library you will use can offer this, including DirectInput or similar.
  • Advanced Input: Most of the rest of input features for the DualSense. This includes:
    • 6-axis accelerometer (accelerometer and gyroscope)
    • 2-point multitouch
    • Battery status
  • Output: Most of the full suite of output features for the DualSense. This includes:
    • Haptic motors
    • Adaptive triggers
    • Lightbar color
  • Flexiblility of Control: Supports both synchronous and asynchronous/event-driven IO.


This simple example connects to a DualSense controller using asynchronous polling. The repo contains a more detailed sample and also shows the usage of synchronous polling as well. Check it out here!

static void Main(string[] args)
    DualSense ds = DualSense.EnumerateControllers().First();
    ds.JoystickDeadZone = 0.1f;
    ds.BeginPolling(20, (sender) => {
        DualSenseInputState dss = sender.InputState;
        Console.WriteLine($"LS: ({dss.LeftAnalogStick.X:F2}, {dss.LeftAnalogStick.Y:F2})");
        Console.WriteLine($"RS: ({dss.RightAnalogStick.X:F2}, {dss.RightAnalogStick.Y:F2})");
        Console.WriteLine($"Triggers: ({dss.L2:F2}, {dss.R2:F2})");
        Console.WriteLine($"Touch 1: ({dss.Touchpad1.X}, {dss.Touchpad1.Y}, {dss.Touchpad1.IsDown}, {dss.Touchpad1.Id})");
        Console.WriteLine($"Touch 2: ({dss.Touchpad2.X}, {dss.Touchpad2.Y}, {dss.Touchpad2.IsDown}, {dss.Touchpad2.Id})");
        Console.WriteLine($"Gyro: ({dss.Gyro.X}, {dss.Gyro.Y}, {dss.Gyro.Z})");
        Console.WriteLine($"Accel: ({dss.Accelerometer.X}, {dss.Accelerometer.Y}, {dss.Accelerometer.Z}); m={dss.Accelerometer.Magnitude()}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Headphone: {dss.IsHeadphoneConnected}");
        Console.WriteLine($"Battery: {dss.BatteryStatus.IsCharging}, {dss.BatteryStatus.IsFullyCharged}, {dss.BatteryStatus.Level}");
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1.0.2 3,364 11/25/2021
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