I need to scrape data from the screen of an open application. It will be used as text, so it will need to be converted into a string that I can parse. I've looked around and found scrapers that use the "picture" as a bitmap or jpeg. The few examples I've seen that do convert the scrape to text cover HTML info from websites. The few I've tried haven't worked in any application for me. So I need help. Can you tell me where to start? I've seen tools like "CopyFromScreen" and "Regex", but I'm not sure what will grab the text from the screen. Your direction will be appreciated.
If it helps to know, currently I do this screen scraping manually each day. Of course it's a simple scrape and copy, then paste the data into a text file (using Notepad). I feel sure I can automate some of this. I want to learn how to do this!
In advance, thanks for your comments, directions and assistance. It will be most appreciated.
Edited by doncwilson_1: spelling corrections