TextGRAB SDK: capture text from screen easily

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TextGRAB SDK is a library that allows screen text capture in Windows applications.
You can use it to capture text from any application that doesn't provide communication API's in order to feed another program. You can capture text from any part of any window including: status bar messages, Windows error messages and more; list controls, list views, menus, any custom controls, etc.

TextGRAB SDK can be used in different types of software - such as automation software, dictionaries and translation tools, organizer applications, etc. For example:
- TextGRAB SDK can be used in dictionary software to obtain text under the user's mouse pointer and translate it or
- in some integration software where you need to extract data from one application and send to another.

TextGRAB SDK provides COM interface, so it's very easy to use it in applications written in any programming language.

Why TextGRAB is better than OCR:

  • guarantees 100% accuracy
  • works faster
  • works even if non-standard fonts are used
  • can capture text written in any language (while OCRs are mostly language dependent)

  • Capture text from rectangle
  • Capture word from point (can be used to get text under mouse cursor)
  • Capture text string
  • Capture whole window text
  • Capture text snapshot
  • 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.
  • Support capturing text from Java applications
  • Easy to integrate to your application
  • Capture font information (face, size and color)
  • Capture passwords hidden behind asterisks

Supported OS:
Windows XP - Windows 10

Current version: (07/23/2016)

Download Trial: http://www.renovation-software.com/files/tgsdk/TextGRAB-SDK-3.2-setup.exe
Trial includes:
  • TextGRAB SDK
  • API documentation
  • Demo applications with sourcecode (C++, C#, VB.NET)

TextGRAB SDK online documentation:


Pricing :

Each license includes 1 year updates and support

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* For Individual license prices are per copy, not per developer. To receive licensing information - you will need to send us Hardware ID to activate each copy.
** When buying Source Code version - you first will need to sign an agreement with Renovation Software.
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