Applies to TestComplete 14.20, last modified on September 11, 2019
This object 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.

Description

The OCRObject object is used to perform optical character recognition in the visible area of an onscreen object. To get the OCRObject object, call the OCR.CreateObject method and pass it the needed on-screen object as a parameter.

Members

Example

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.

JavaScript, JScript

function OCRobjectSample()
{
  var notepad, Window, Rect, OCRObj;
  // Obtains the Notepad window
  notepad = Sys.Process("notepad");
  Window = notepad.Window("Notepad", "*").Window("Edit");

  // Captures an image of the Notepad window and posts it to the test log
  Rect = Window.Picture();
  Log.Picture(Rect, "Region with the text to be recognized");

  // Creates an OCR object
  OCRObj = OCR.CreateObject(Rect);

  // Recognizes the text and posts it to the test log
  Log.Message("Recognized text:", OCRObj.GetText());

}

Python

def OCRobjectSample():
  # Obtains the Notepad window
  notepad = Sys.Process("notepad")
  Window = notepad.Window("Notepad", "*").Window("Edit")
  # Captures an image of the Notepad window and posts it to the test log 
  Rect = Window.Picture()
  Log.Picture(Rect, "Region with the text to be recognized")
  # Creates an OCR object 
  OCRObj = OCR.CreateObject(Rect)
  # Recognizes the text and posts it to the test log 
  Log.Message("Recognized text:", OCRObj.GetText())

VBScript

Sub OCRobjectSample

  ' Obtains the Notepad window
  Set notepad = Sys.Process("notepad")
  Set Window = notepad.Window("Notepad", "*").Window("Edit")

  ' Captures an image of the Notepad window and posts it to the test log
  Set Rect = Window.Picture
  Call Log.Picture(Rect, "Region with the text to be recognized")

  ' Creates an OCR object
  Set OCRObj = OCR.CreateObject(Rect)

  ' Recognizes the text and posts it to the test log
  Call Log.Message("Recognized text:", OCRObj.GetText)

End Sub

DelphiScript

procedure OCRobjectSample();
var notepad, Window, Rect, OCRObj : OleVariant;
begin
  // Obtains the Notepad window
  notepad := Sys.Process('notepad');
  Window := notepad.Window('Notepad', '*').Window('Edit');

  // Captures an image of the Notepad window and posts it to the test log
  Rect := Window.Picture;
  Log.Picture(Rect, 'Region with the text to be recognized');

  // Creates an OCR object
  OCRObj := OCR.CreateObject(Rect);

  // Recognizes the text and posts it to the test log
  Log.Message('Recognized text:', OCRObj.GetText);

end;

C++Script, C#Script

function OCRobjectSample()
{
  var notepad, Window, Rect, OCRObj;
  // Obtains the Notepad window
  notepad = Sys["Process"]("notepad");
  Window = notepad["Window"]("Notepad", "*")["Window"]("Edit");

  // Captures an image of the Notepad window and posts it to the test log
  Rect = Window["Picture"]();
  Log["Picture"](Rect, "Region with the text to be recognized");

  // Creates an OCR object
  OCRObj = OCR["CreateObject"](Rect);

  // Recognizes the text and posts it to the test log
  Log["Message"]("Recognized text:", OCRObj["GetText"]());

}

See Also

Optical Character Recognition
OCR Object
Using Optical Character Recognition - Tips

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