WVR_EXPORT bool WVR_PollEventQueue(WVR_Event_t * event)

Function to get the next event in the event queue.

True means fill the event struct with the next event in the queue; false means there are no events in the queue
API Level 1
  • event: A struct of the event information

The Wave SDK has 4 categories for WVR_Event

union WVR_Event
#include <wvr_events.h>

WVR_Event is an event type that is designed as a union type to provide an efficient way of using the same memory location for different event types. Developers can get the same member type to know the retrieved event belongs to which WVR_Event type, then get the specific memory region.

Public Members

WVR_CommonEvent_t common


WVR_DeviceEvent_t device


WVR_InputEvent_t input


WVR_TrackerEvent_t tracker


WVR_TrackerInputEvent_t trackerInput


WVR_HandEvent_t hand


  • WVR_CommonEvent
struct WVR_CommonEvent

Common Event that includes WVR_EventType and timestamp.

Public Members

WVR_EventType type

The event types

int64_t timestamp

Delivered time in nanoseconds

  • WVR_DeviceEvent
struct WVR_DeviceEvent

Device Event that includes WVR_EventType, timestamp, and WVR_DeviceType.

Public Members

WVR_CommonEvent_t common
WVR_DeviceType deviceType

Post event by WVR_DeviceType

  • WVR_InputEvent
struct WVR_InputEvent

Input Event that includes WVR_EventType, timestamp, WVR_DeviceType, and WVR_InputId.

Public Members

WVR_DeviceEvent_t device
WVR_InputId inputId

Post event by WVR_InputId

The following table shows the WVR_EventType enum range values that belongs to Which kind of WVR_Event.

WVR_EventType enum value WVR_Event
1000~1999 WVR_CommonEvent
2000~2999 WVR_DeviceEvent
3000~3999 WVR_InputEvent
enum WVR_EventType

event type


WVR_EventType_Quit = 1000

common event region Application Quit.

WVR_EventType_InteractionModeChanged = 1001

WVR_InteractionMode changed. Use WVR_GetInteractionMode to get the interaction mode.

WVR_EventType_GazeTriggerTypeChanged = 1002

WVR_GazeTriggerType changed. Use WVR_GetGazeTriggerType to get the gaze trigger type.

WVR_EventType_TrackingModeChanged = 1003

Notification for tracking mode change(3 DoF/6 DoF). Use WVR_GetDegreeOfFreedom to get the current tracking mode.

WVR_EventType_RecommendedQuality_Lower = 1004

Notification for recommended quality to be Lower from runtime.

WVR_EventType_RecommendedQuality_Higher = 1005

Notification for recommended quality to be Higher from runtime.

WVR_EventType_HandGesture_Changed = 1006

Notification for changed gesture.

WVR_EventType_HandGesture_Abnormal = 1007

Notification for abnormal gesture.

WVR_EventType_HandTracking_Abnormal = 1008

Notification for abnormal hand tracking.

WVR_EventType_ArenaChanged = 1009

Notification for arena have been changed.

WVR_EventType_RenderingToBePaused = 1010

Notification for the rendering is going to be paused due to user take off HMD and display off.

WVR_EventType_RenderingToBeResumed = 1011

Notification for the rendering is going to be resumed due to user put on HMD and display on.

WVR_EventType_SpectatingStarted = 1012

Notification for the spectating started.

WVR_EventType_SpectatingStopped = 1013

Notification for the spectating stopped.

WVR_EventType_DeviceConnected = 2000

Device events region WVR_DeviceType is connected.

WVR_EventType_DeviceDisconnected = 2001

WVR_DeviceType is disconnected.

WVR_EventType_DeviceStatusUpdate = 2002

WVR_DeviceType configuration has changed.

WVR_EventType_DeviceSuspend = 2003


WVR_EventType_DeviceResume = 2004


WVR_EventType_IpdChanged = 2005

The interpupillary distance has changed; Use WVR_GetRenderProps to get the current IPD.

WVR_EventType_DeviceRoleChanged = 2006

WVR_DeviceType controller roles have switched.

WVR_EventType_BatteryStatusUpdate = 2007

The battery status of WVR_DeviceType device has changed. Use WVR_GetBatteryStatus to check the current battery status.

WVR_EventType_ChargeStatusUpdate = 2008

The charged status of WVR_DeviceType device has changed. Use WVR_GetChargeStatus to check the current battery charge status.

WVR_EventType_DeviceErrorStatusUpdate = 2009

WVR_DeviceType device error occurs. Use WVR_GetDeviceErrorState to get the current error status from the device service.

WVR_EventType_BatteryTemperatureStatusUpdate = 2010

The battery temperature status of WVR_DeviceType device has changed. Use WVR_GetBatteryTemperatureStatus to check the current battery temperature.

WVR_EventType_RecenterSuccess = 2011

Notification for successful recenter for the 6 DoF device

WVR_EventType_RecenterFail = 2012

Notification for recenter failed for the 6 DoF device

WVR_EventType_RecenterSuccess3DoF = 2013

Notification for recenter successful for the 3 DoF device

WVR_EventType_RecenterFail3DoF = 2014

Notification for recenter failed for the 3 DoF device

WVR_EventType_ClearHmdTrackingMapDone = 2015

Notification of the finish of clearing operation of HMD tracking map from device service.

WVR_EventType_InputDevMappingChanged = 2016

Notification for input device mapping table changed.

WVR_EventType_BatteryPercentageUpdate = 2017

The battery percentage of WVR_DeviceType device has changed. Use WVR_GetDeviceBatteryPercentage to check the current battery level.

WVR_EventType_DeviceInfoUpdate = 2018

The device information of WVR_DeviceType device has changed.

WVR_EventType_PassthroughOverlayShownBySystem = 2100

Notification for passthrough overlay is shown by the system.

WVR_EventType_PassthroughOverlayHiddenBySystem = 2101

Notification for passthrough overlay is hidden by the system.

WVR_EventType_ControllerPoseModeChanged = 2102
WVR_EventType_ControllerPoseModeOffsetReady = 2103
WVR_EventType_DeviceTableStaticLocked = 2104

WVR_DeviceType is on table static state.

WVR_EventType_DeviceTableStaticUnlocked = 2105

WVR_DeviceType is not on table static state.

WVR_EventType_ManualFocusChanged = 2106

Notification for manual focus is changed.

WVR_EventType_Hand_EnhanceStable = 2900

Hand and Wrist Tracker event Notification for Enhanced Hand Stability ON or OFF

WVR_EventType_ButtonPressed = 3000

Input Event region WVR_InputId status changed to pressed.

WVR_EventType_ButtonUnpressed = 3001

WVR_InputId status changed to not pressed

WVR_EventType_TouchTapped = 3002

WVR_InputId status changed to touched.

WVR_EventType_TouchUntapped = 3003

WVR_InputId status changed to untouched.

WVR_EventType_LeftToRightSwipe = 3004

Notification for swipe motion (left to right) on the touchpad

WVR_EventType_RightToLeftSwipe = 3005

Notification for swipe motion (right to left) on the touchpad

WVR_EventType_DownToUpSwipe = 3006

Notification for swipe motion (down to up) on the touchpad

WVR_EventType_UpToDownSwipe = 3007

Notification for swipe motion (up to down) on the touchpad

WVR_EventType_TrackerConnected = 4000

Tracker events region WVR_TrackerId is connected.

WVR_EventType_TrackerDisconnected = 4001

WVR_TrackerId is disconnected.

WVR_EventType_TrackerBatteryLevelUpdate = 4002

The battery level of WVR_TrackerId has changed. Use WVR_GetTrackerBatteryLevel to check the current battery level.

WVR_EventType_TrackerRoleChanged = 4003

WVR_TrackerId is role changed.

WVR_EventType_TrackerButtonPressed = 5000

Tracker input events region WVR_InputId status of WVR_TrackerId changed to pressed.

WVR_EventType_TrackerButtonUnpressed = 5001

WVR_InputId status of WVR_TrackerId changed to not pressed

WVR_EventType_TrackerTouchTapped = 5002

WVR_InputId status of WVR_TrackerId changed to touched.

WVR_EventType_TrackerTouchUntapped = 5003

WVR_InputId status of WVR_TrackerId changed to untouched.

How to use

Here is an example for the function:

#include <wvr/wvr_events.h>
void ProcessEvent() {
    WVR_Event_t event;
    while(WVR_PollEventQueue(&event)) {
        switch (event.common.type) {
            case WVR_EventType_Quit: {

            case WVR_EventType_DeviceConnected: {
                if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_HMD)
                else if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_Controller_Right)
                else if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_Controller_Left)

            case WVR_EventType_DeviceDisconnected: {
                if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_HMD)
                else if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_Controller_Right)
                else if (event.device.deviceType == WVR_DeviceType_Controller_Left)

            case WVR_EventType_TouchTapped: {
                StartGetAxis(event.device.deviceType, event.input.inputId);

            case WVR_EventType_TouchUntapped: {
                StopGetAxis(event.device.deviceType, event.input.inputId);

            case WVR_EventType_ButtonPressed: {
                if (event.input.inputId == WVR_InputId_Alias1_Touchpad)
                else if (event.input.inputId == WVR_InputId_Alias1_Menu)

            case WVR_EventType_ButtonUnpressed: {
                if (event.input.inputId == WVR_InputId_Alias1_Touchpad)
                else if (event.input.inputId == WVR_InputId_Alias1_Menu)

            case WVR_EventType_TrackingModeChanged
                // Get notification for the changed tracking mode(0: WVR_NumDoF_3DoF, 1: WVR_NumDoF_6DoF)
                WVR_NumDoF numDof;
                // Get the changed DoF (Degree Of Freedom) of the HMD pose
                numDof = WVR_GetDegreeOfFreedom(WVR_DeviceType_HMD);

            case WVR_EventType_IpdChanged: {
                WVR_RenderProps_t props;
                bool ret = WVR_GetRenderProps(&props);

            case WVR_EventType_BatteryStatusUpdate: {
                WVR_BatteryStatus status = WVR_GetBatteryStatus(event.device.deviceType);
                float value = WVR_GetDeviceBatteryPercentage(event.device.deviceType);

            case WVR_EventType_BatteryTemperatureStatusUpdate: {
                WVR_BatteryTemperatureStatus status = WVR_GetBatteryTemperatureStatus(event.device.deviceType);
                float value = WVR_GetBatteryTemperature(event.device.deviceType);

            case WVR_EventType_ChargeStatusUpdate: {
                WVR_ChargeStatus status = WVR_GetChargeStatus(event.device.deviceType);
                float value = WVR_GetDeviceBatteryPercentage(event.device.deviceType);

            case WVR_EventType_InteractionModeChanged: {
                WVR_InteractionMode mode = WVR_GetInteractionMode();

            case WVR_EventType_GazeTriggerTypeChanged: {
                WVR_GazeTriggerType type = WVR_GetGazeTriggerType();



  • The WVR_EventType_DeviceSuspend and WVR_EventType_DeviceResume events are obsolete. Developer do not to listen to these events.