If the joystick/steering wheel is configured and works under Windows, it should work with LabVIEW. Then again, the only way to know for sure is to try it. I have connected a cheap $5 usb game pad before and used it in LabVIEW without problems. You should look at some of the joystick examples in LabVIEW (Help->Find Examples) to find out more.
How did you get on with the Xbox 360 to LabVIEW interface? I’m just about to try this out myself but before I buy PC XBOX 360 Controller  I was wondering if you managed it or not?
Did the standard USB joystick vis work and if so how much functionality did they give you?
Did you develop your own interface if so would it be possible to get a copy?
Thanks for your help
 PC XBOX 360 Controller
so.... there haven't been any comments on here in a few years, but I was looking for a way to interface a gamepad with Labview. I have a Playstation 2/3 type USB gamepad and wanted to interface it with LabVIEW. I read one of the above comments about "getting device index" and modified it. I'm including a zip file with two VIs for those people still looking for a solution. They should work, and they have a little instruction on the front panels. Overall, the code was very easy to write and let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you. Extremely valuable .vi's to this day!!
Worked like a charm for my logitech PS2/3 style controllers. I connected 2 at once, and was able to experiment with 'activating/monitoring' each one seperately. I plan on using this with my High School students at our upcoming robotics group.
However, I am still struggling with getting Windows 7 to recognize my Xbox 360 style controllers (gamepad, and X-Plorer guitar). I'm able to get these to work on an XP laptop that I have...I also run Labview on that XP laptop, and look forward to trying your .vi's with the Xbox controllers there.
Since Win 7 doesn't have the Xbox controllers in the 'controllers' list, it appears that Labview can't 'see' them. Win 7 claims that no special drivers are required for the Xbox controllers.... has anyone had any luck in getting this worked out?