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The controlTransferIn() method of the USBDevice interface returns a promise that resolves with a USBInTransferResult when the result of a command or status request has been received from the USB device.


var promise = USBDevice.controlTransferIn(setup, length)


An object that sets options for . The available options are:
  • requestType: Must be one of three values specifying whether the tranfer is "standard" (common to all USB devices) "class" (common to an industry-standard class of devices) or "vendor".
  • recipient: Specifices the target of the transfer on the device, one of "device", "interface", "endpoint", or "other".
  • request: A vendor-specific command.
  • value: Vender-specific request parameters.
  • index: The interface number of the recipient.
The maximum number of bytes to read from the device. The actual data is in the USBInTransferResult in the resolved Promise.

Return value

promise that resolves with a USBInTransferResult.


Specification Status Comment
The definition of 'controlTransferIn()' in that specification.
Draft Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Chrome Full support 61Edge Full support 79Firefox No support NoIE No support NoOpera Full support 48Safari No support NoWebView Android No support NoChrome Android Full support 61Firefox Android No support NoOpera Android Full support 45Safari iOS No support NoSamsung Internet Android Full support 8.0


Full support
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Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.
Experimental. Expect behavior to change in the future.