Transparent Windows Form and Tesseract


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Feb 5, 2015
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I am not sure how to start building this prototype. I am planning to build a transparent window so that I could overlay it into an area with text in it (specifically a chat window). I would then use tesseract to gather text from that chat window in real-time

1. How do I create a transparent window that would capture the items inside it ? (so that I could pass the images to tesseract)
2. Any performance suggestions so that there would be no lags. I would basically capture a white window with text in in every 1 to 2 seconds.

If anyone has done similar stuff before I hope someone could share the source code.

Here is how the prototype should look:

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