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public class UserPrefs

Contains information about user preferences. This object will remain valid until the GVR context (wrapped by GvrApi) is destroyed.

Nested Classes

class UserPrefs.ControllerHandedness The hand the user prefers to hold the controller in. 
enum UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature These are features that may be available on some devices but can be enabled or disabled by the user. 

Public Methods

Returns the current controller handedness setting.
isFeatureEnabled(UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature feature)
Queries whether a particular runtime feature is currently enabled.

Inherited Methods

Public Methods

public int getControllerHandedness ()

Returns the current controller handedness setting. Will be either ControllerHandedness.RIGHT_HANDED or ControllerHandedness.LEFT_HANDED.

public boolean isFeatureEnabled (UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature feature)

Queries whether a particular runtime feature is currently enabled. Use requestFeatures(UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature[], UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature[], to ask the user to enable it. If a feature is enabled by the user, it will remain enabled while the Activity is running. However, it may be disabled by the user when the Activity is stopped.

feature The UserPrefs.RuntimeFeature being queried.
  • true if feature is currently enabled.