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I am trying to find out if it's possible to not use windows sdk and visual studio

if I can do my codes with generic solution that's the best way to go.
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There are some OSS libraries out there that can be used on more than Windows, see e.g. http://jocr.sourceforge.net/ ("GOCR") and http://savannah.gnu.org/projects/ocrad/ ("ORCAD")
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it is not easy to build a portable application in C++ when you need to access some operating system feature, like screen capturing.
There are some "portable" libraries, like QT, but them doesn't allow you to do everything.
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