Integrate Microsoft’s robust cloud-based optical character recognition capabilities into your Windows 8.1 Store XAML C# apps with the Bing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) control. The control detects printed text from an image captured by an app through the device camera and returns two pieces of information:
1) The characters detected in the image and coordinates for how the words are spaced in relation to one another.
2) The clockwise angle an image needs to be rotated so that the detected text is horizontal.
To get started:
1) Read the OCR documentation
2) Subscribe to the control in the Windows Azure Marketplace
3) Download the installer