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    display reading program


    I am completely new to programming. I am interested in learning to build a program, which reads certain information from the desktop screen (pictures not text), compares these pictures to given ones and performs a keypressing action if certain requirements are met.

    How would one go about programing somthing like this?
    How difficult is it, i.e how much time would it take for a complete novice to complete such a program?

    Thank you very much for your answers.


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    This sounds like you're trying to automate something that you SHOULD be doing by hand. Image processing and comparison is Master's-level computer science and it will not be easy. Look into the C programming family, most likely C#, on how to capture an entire screen from the OS (Windows is assumed).

    Time to complete for an utter novice for a project like this is measured in years. You should start with a formal computer science education of some sort.
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