Cloud Workstations API C++ Client Library

An idiomatic C++ client library for the Cloud Workstations API, a service that provides preconfigured, customizable, and secure managed development environments on Google Cloud.

While this library is GA, please note that the Google Cloud C++ client libraries do not follow Semantic Versioning.


The following shows the code that you'll run in the google/cloud/workstations/quickstart/ directory, which should give you a taste of the Cloud Workstations API C++ client library.

#include "google/cloud/workstations/v1/workstations_client.h"
#include "google/cloud/location.h"
#include <iostream>

int main(int argc, char* argv[]) try {
  if (argc != 3) {
    std::cerr << "Usage: " << argv[0] << " project-id location-id\n";
    return 1;

  auto const location = google::cloud::Location(argv[1], argv[2]);

  namespace workstations = ::google::cloud::workstations_v1;
  auto client = workstations::WorkstationsClient(

  for (auto wc : client.ListWorkstationClusters(location.FullName())) {
    if (!wc) throw std::move(wc).status();
    std::cout << wc->DebugString() << "\n";

  return 0;
} catch (google::cloud::Status const& status) {
  std::cerr << "google::cloud::Status thrown: " << status << "\n";
  return 1;

Main classes

The main class in this library is workstations_v1::WorkstationsClient. All RPCs are exposed as member functions of this class. Other classes provide helpers, configuration parameters, and infrastructure to mock workstations_v1::WorkstationsClient when testing your application.

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