Microsoft OCR Library Sample

Demonstrates how to use the Microsoft OCR Library for Windows Runtime to extract text in the specified language from an image.

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  • Is there a sample for Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015?
    2 Posts | Last post April 14, 2017
    • Is there a sample for Windows 10 and Visual Studio 2015?  This project will not load in Windows 10 as "Windows 8.1 is missing" etc.
    • NOTE: In Windows 10, OCR is part of Windows SDK as Universal Windows Platform (UWP) API. 
      Check UWP documentation at and UWP code samples at
  • Support for C# Winforms standalone machine- Windows 8.1
    1 Posts | Last post July 31, 2015
    • Why do you have a separate Client and server OS requirement?  See below-
      Client	= Windows 8.1
      Server	= Windows Server 2012 R2
      Will your tool run in a Winforms/WPF C# application in Visual Studio 2012 with OS as Windows 8.1?
  • C++ Overlay shows better results than extracted text
    1 Posts | Last post July 09, 2015
    • I tested the same on a few images on my Windows8.1pro desktop with VisualStudio2013, with the overlay check-box turned on. It appear that the overlay image shows more accurate than the extracted output. I will say the overlay is 90% correct and the extracted text only 40% accurate. Looks like the detection is good (proved by the overlay) only need to work on the extract side.
      How do I improve the extracted output text accuracy? 
  • C# ASP.NET
    1 Posts | Last post May 01, 2015
    • I'm working on a project for an international bank. This library would be extremely useful for their requirements. I tried installing the sample application on windows 2012 r2 server (which is where I have my development environment). After installing application and library I cannot build the application. It cannot find the reference to the WindowsPreview namespace even though it's referenced. 
      Any idea?
  • Not working anymore.
    2 Posts | Last post January 08, 2015
    • I worked on OCR library 2 months back. I was amazed with its performance, and made two apps based on this which are on windows store. But now it seems not working anymore.Then I tried to run the Microsoft OCR Library Sample app, it is also not working now.It works in debug mode only.I ran Windows certifications test and it showed the error that It is using API which is not part of windows SDK for windows apps. Please do something regarding this as soon as possible.
    • Can't repro. Please share more details: app type (store, wp8.1, universal), not working sample (C#, C++, JS), VS version, dev OS version, certification kit version. 
  • OCR errors
    1 Posts | Last post December 19, 2014
    • I have been testing the OCR library, but I have a lot of conversions errors. I am trying to use this OCR library for a logistic company in Europe and we need to recognize invoices. We have some errors converting numbers, and also trying to convert German words.
      Please, could you help me with this. I could give you an image so you could see the results.
      Thanks in advance,
  • C++ sample not compiling
    1 Posts | Last post December 04, 2014
    • I have donloaded and followed the nugget to get package and installed it. I am getting the following migration report
      Migration Report - OCR Sample
       Shared Shared\Shared.vcxitems 2 0 1 
       ..\Shared\Shared.vcxitems  1 0 0 
      Solution and projects
       Shared\Shared.vcxitems: Unspecified error  
       Shared\Shared.vcxitems: Project upgrade failed. 
        Show 1 additional messages  
       : The following error has occurred during XML parsing: File: C:\Users\Prasanna\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\Symbiotic Pro\learning\OCR\Microsoft OCR Library SampleCplus\C++\Shared\Shared.vcxitems Line: 67 Column: 10 Error Message: The node is neither valid nor invalid because no DTD/Schema declaration was found. The file 'C:\Users\Prasanna\Documents\Visual Studio 2012\Projects\Symbiotic Pro\learning\OCR\Microsoft OCR Library SampleCplus\C++\Shared\Shared.vcxitems' has failed to load. 
  • Microsoft OCR Library For
    1 Posts | Last post November 26, 2014
    • Can this library be used in an application instead of having to process on the actual device?
  • WP Silverlight 8.1
    1 Posts | Last post November 04, 2014
    • Can I call the OCR Library from Windows Phone 8.1 Silverlight?
  • VB.Net
    1 Posts | Last post November 04, 2014
    • Will the OCR library work with VB.Net and if so, will there be a sample for VB.Net?
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