This is just a very simple example of how you can use LabVIEW to readjoystick information ( and perform actions based on the input). In this
case I used Play Station 2 controler but any joystick can be used.
This is source code for LabVIEW ver 2009
Same source file for LabVIEW version 8.5
Screen shot of the code ( diagram) is located here
LabVIEW does come with an example as well located here ( in your dev environment)