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Status: Fixed
Last visit > 30 days ago
Closed: Apr 2016
EstimatedDays: ----
NextAction: ----
OS: Windows
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

issue 579196

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Chrome bundle xinput1_3.dll, chromium local build doesn't support gamepad (if no DirectX SDK 2010 content copied)

Project Member Reported by, Jan 20 2016

Issue description

Version: all
OS: Windows after XP

Explanation: "chromium local build doesn't support gamepad"
[1] Google build machine has content from DirectX 2010 redist ( and copied to chromeroot\src\third_party\directxsdk\files\Redist and when packaging, xinput1_3.dll would be extracted and packaged.

If building chromium without this content copied to build machine, no gamepad support.

Now that XP support gets removed [2], whatever xinput is available on platform can be used - no need to bundle xinput1_3.dll with chrome build.

Background information bellow.

So, I'll start preparing the patch.
Blocking: chromium:579196
Could it be that the blocking against 579196 is reverse - cannot remove xinput1_3.dll until XP support is officially dropped?
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Comment 4 by, Apr 2 2016

The following revision refers to this bug:

commit 5568924a9a4a3508a32512c9921d065e30155c1f
Author: aleksandar.stojiljkovic <>
Date: Sat Apr 02 15:14:05 2016

Use Windows provided xinput dll instead of bundling dll from DX redist.

Internal Chrome build machines have a copy of DirectX 2010 redist on predefined
path. Built chromium package would then include a copy of xinput1_3.dll from
DirectX redist.
Here, approach is to use whatever xinput dll platform includes. Logic about
what dll is in use for different platforms is copied from Xinput.h.
In order to target all of the Windows versions with the same binary, chosen to
keep dynamic linking approach. Otherwise, there would be a problem with
XInputEnable not available in xinput dll before Windows8 and deprecated on
Windows 10.

BUG= 579495 

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Cr-Commit-Position: refs/heads/master@{#384809}


Status: Fixed (was: Untriaged)
Components: -IO>Gamepad Blink>GamepadAPI

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