Screen OCR SDK is a programmers' library that allows capturing text from Windows screen, under the control of another program. Use it to capture text from any application that doesn't provide communication API's in order to feed your program with text. It gives output as text, not graphics which allows further processing, such as dictionary lookup or passing to translation tools. Imagine: your customer captures any text on screen, even when copy/paste is not available, with a hotkey and with a mouse click your dictionary pops up with text already translated/explained.
You can capture text from any part of any window including: status bar messages, Windows error messages, proprietary DOS console programs, menus, any custom controls, etc. It uses OCR technology to grab text directly from the screen, without interaction with application internals.
Screen OCR SDK is OCR (Optical Character Recognition) based solution, which makes it work precisely and incredibly fast and allows capture text even if some custom fonts are used. Screen OCR SDK can be used in different types of software like automation software, dictionaries and translation tools, organizer applications, etc.
- Captures text from rectangle
- Captures word from point
- Captures whole window
- Interactive text capture (user can select area or point on screen and capture text from it)
- Unicode support
- Support different popular applications such as Office applications, internet browsers, email and instant messaging applications, etc.
- Easy to integrate to your application
- Capture font information (face, size and color)
We provide C++, Visual Basic .Net and C# samples into the trial version in order to demonstrate the text capture library features. All samples are intentionally built with the oldest system available - Microsoft Visual Studio 2002. Project file(s) will be automatically converted and adopted by your version of compiler without any hassle.
While most computer programs can make copies of text and paste it, but not all screens or programs have these edit features. Screen OCR captures from windows that do not support copy/paste! It works with most windows control seen on your computer: buttons, combo boxes, edit fields, status bars, tree views, Internet Explorer windows and so on. It can capture all items of folder trees, file lists, status lines, text content of messages and dialog boxes, include visible and invisible items.
It fully supports DOS Console windows (Lucida Console or any other custom font), so you can feed a new program with text data from legacy systems, such as HIS (Hospital Information Systems), teller terminal windows, and so on. Use it to capture window contents from any existing/legacy application that has no communication interface and is impossible, prohibited or expensive to change.
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