|This method is provided by the legacy OCR plugin. In version 12.60, the plugin was replaced with the new Optical Character Recognition plugin powered by Google Cloud Vision API. To learn more, see Optical Character Recognition.
The legacy OCR plugin was removed from TestComplete in version 12.60. If you need to use objects, methods, and properties provided by the legacy plugin with this version of TestComplete, please contact our Customer Care team. The legacy OCR plugin was restored in TestComplete version 14.0. To use the objects, methods, and properties with this or later TestComplete version, you need to install and enable the plugin manually.
OCR.CreateObject method lets you specify an onscreen object for character recognition.
The method is applied to the following object:
The method has the following parameter:
The onscreen object whose visible text you want to recognize.
An OCRObject object used to perform character recognition within the visible area of the specified onscreen object.
The following example captures an image of the Windows Notepad window and uses it to create a new
OCRObject. After that, it recognizes the characters written in Notepad and posts them to the test log.
def OCROptionsSample(): # Obtain the Notepad window notepad = Sys.Process("notepad") Window = notepad.Window("Notepad", "*").Window("Edit") # Capture an image of the Notepad window and post it to the test log Rect = Window.Picture() Log.Picture(Rect, "Region with the text to be recognized") # Create an OCR object OCRObj = OCR.CreateObject(Rect) # Recognize the text s = OCRObj.GetText() # Post the recorgnized text to the test log Log.Message("See the recognized text in the Details panel.", s)