text display and retrieval

Hi, what I am doing is very simple, I am trying to put some text on screen asking the user to type in their name. Then I need some way for them to input their name so that I could create a file with their initials. I can easily get keyboard input with the function
but I haven’t been able to find a way to easily display text (or echo user input).

Does anyone have any idea how to do this inside a Win32 window, without using the messaging loop?


[This message has been edited by experimentalMind (edited 12-06-2001).]

if you are using OpenGL (and I assume you are since you are posting here) go to
there are some good tutorials on fonts there