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Send a command

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Send a command to a device listening for commands.

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public static object SendCommand(string deviceId, string projectId,
    string cloudRegion, string registryName, string data)
    var cloudIot = CreateAuthorizedClient();

    var devicePath = String.Format("projects/{0}/locations/{1}/registries/{2}/devices/{3}",
        projectId, cloudRegion, registryName, deviceId);
    // Data sent through the wire has to be base64 encoded.
    SendCommandToDeviceRequest req = new SendCommandToDeviceRequest()
        BinaryData = Convert.ToBase64String(Encoding.UTF8.GetBytes(data))

    Console.WriteLine("Sending command to {0}\n", devicePath);

    var res =
        cloudIot.Projects.Locations.Registries.Devices.SendCommandToDevice(req, devicePath).Execute();

    Console.WriteLine("Command response: " + res.ToString());
    return 0;


// sendCommand sends a command to a device listening for commands.
func sendCommand(w io.Writer, projectID string, region string, registryID string, deviceID string, sendData string) (*cloudiot.SendCommandToDeviceResponse, error) {
	// Authorize the client using Application Default Credentials.
	// See
	ctx := context.Background()
	httpClient, err := google.DefaultClient(ctx, cloudiot.CloudPlatformScope)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, err
	client, err := cloudiot.New(httpClient)
	if err != nil {
		return nil, err

	req := cloudiot.SendCommandToDeviceRequest{
		BinaryData: b64.StdEncoding.EncodeToString([]byte(sendData)),

	name := fmt.Sprintf("projects/%s/locations/%s/registries/%s/devices/%s", projectID, region, registryID, deviceID)

	response, err := client.Projects.Locations.Registries.Devices.SendCommandToDevice(name, &req).Do()
	if err != nil {
		return nil, err

	fmt.Fprintln(w, "Sent command to device")

	return response, nil


protected static void sendCommand(
    String deviceId, String projectId, String cloudRegion, String registryName, String data)
    throws GeneralSecurityException, IOException {
  GoogleCredentials credential =
  JsonFactory jsonFactory = JacksonFactory.getDefaultInstance();
  HttpRequestInitializer init = new HttpCredentialsAdapter(credential);
  final CloudIot service =
      new CloudIot.Builder(GoogleNetHttpTransport.newTrustedTransport(), jsonFactory, init)

  final String devicePath =
          projectId, cloudRegion, registryName, deviceId);

  SendCommandToDeviceRequest req = new SendCommandToDeviceRequest();

  // Data sent through the wire has to be base64 encoded.
  Base64.Encoder encoder = Base64.getEncoder();
  String encPayload = encoder.encodeToString(data.getBytes(;
  System.out.printf("Sending command to %s%n", devicePath);

      .sendCommandToDevice(devicePath, req)

  System.out.println("Command response: sent");


// const cloudRegion = 'us-central1';
// const deviceId = 'my-device';
// const commandMessage = 'message for device';
// const projectId = 'adjective-noun-123';
// const registryId = 'my-registry';
const iot = require('@google-cloud/iot');
const iotClient = new iot.v1.DeviceManagerClient({
  // optional auth parameters.

async function sendCommand() {
  // Construct request
  const formattedName = iotClient.devicePath(

  const binaryData = Buffer.from(commandMessage);

  const request = {
    name: formattedName,
    binaryData: binaryData,

  const [response] = await iotClient.sendCommandToDevice(request);
  console.log('Sent command: ', response);



print("Sending command to device")
client = iot_v1.DeviceManagerClient()
device_path = client.device_path(project_id, cloud_region, registry_id, device_id)

# command = 'Hello IoT Core!'
data = command.encode("utf-8")

return client.send_command_to_device(
    request={"name": device_path, "binary_data": data}


# project_id  = "Your Google Cloud project ID"
# location_id = "The Cloud region the registry is located in"
# registry_id = "The registry containing the device to send commands to"
# device_id   = "The identifier of the device to send commands to"
# data        = "The command, e.g. {move: forward} to send to the device"

require "google/apis/cloudiot_v1"

# Initialize the client and authenticate with the specified scope
Cloudiot   = Google::Apis::CloudiotV1
iot_client =
iot_client.authorization = Google::Auth.get_application_default(

# The resource name of the location associated with the project
parent   = "projects/#{project_id}/locations/#{location_id}"
resource = "#{parent}/registries/#{registry_id}/devices/#{device_id}"

command_req =
command_req.binary_data = data

# Set configuration for the provided device
iot_client.send_project_location_registry_device_command_to_device resource, command_req

puts "Command sent!"

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