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suthern101

Getting text from a TPanel?

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Good morning! (or afternoon)

I've got a TPanel in an existing window which I'm trying to extract data from.

The only way I have found so far is to use use OCR (_TesseractScreenCapture). It captures well, but sadly it causes a black CMD window to flash on the screen. This is quite distracting to the user, who has just opened a new window and is preparing to type in some information.

So my question is:

  • Is there some way to extract the data from the TPanel control? The data/text I'm trying to capture is NOT in the Hidden Text, or Text data of the window.
  • if not, is there some way to HIDE the flash of the black CMD window?

Thank you for any hints or tips!

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...So my question is:

  • if not, is there some way to HIDE the flash of the black CMD window?

Thank you for any hints or tips!

Yes, the black flashing window is caused by the
ShellExecuteWait
call on line 116 of SimpleTesseract.au3. All I needed to do was change
ShellExecuteWait(@ProgramFilesDir & "\tesseract\tesseract.exe", $capture_filename & " " & $ocr_filename)
to
ShellExecuteWait(@ProgramFilesDir & "\tesseract\tesseract.exe", $capture_filename & " " & $ocr_filename,"","",@SW_HIDE)
. This hides the window that ShellExecuteWait creates. It works well.

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