Desktop Shortcut

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HOWTO setup a desktop shortcut to activate a scene or control a device.

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Introduction

Instructions for Windows

  1. Get wget for Windows.
  2. Create a shortcut to it on the Desktop.
  3. Right click on the shortcut and open the Shortcut tab.
  4. In the Target field append the following:
-q -O NUL "http://<vera_IP>:3480/data_request?id=lu_action&serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HomeAutomationGateway1&action=RunScene&SceneNum=<scene_number>" 

Examples

To run a scene

"D:\Programs\wget.exe" -q -O NUL "http://192.168.10.1:3480/data_request?id=lu_action &serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HomeAutomationGateway1&action=RunScene&SceneNum=6"

To control a device:

"http://<vera_IP>:3480/data_request?id=lu_action&output_format=xml&DeviceNum=<device_number> &serviceId=urn:upnp-org:serviceId:SwitchPower1&action=SetTarget&newTargetValue=<1 to turn on, 0 to turn off>"

To toggle the state with one statement:

"http://<veraIP>:3480/data_request?id=lu_action&output_format=xml&DeviceNum=<devId>&serviceId=urn:micasaverde-com:serviceId:HaDevice1&action=ToggleState"

Other OS

In Linux or OSX you can use curl instead of wget.exe Curl is nativly available on these OS'

Syntax:

curl -0
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