I've been trying to get into game programming. So I learnt a simple 2d api, Direct2D because it has great documentation on msdn and started planning/programming my first game: a tetris clone.
All went well, and I also added sound and such, but now I want to add a high score table.
For that, the player needs to fill in his/her name. Now how do I do that?
The only text input i've known was the cin of console programs.
I want to make a input form like in html the <input type="text" />
So how do I do this? does winapi have some built in functionality to do this and how do most games do this? Do they perhaps create their own way for input?
Could you give me some clues? (doesn't have to be source code at all)
Thanks in advance,