i can't figure this out

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    i can't figure this out

    my game is 99.9 % complete and now i have a prob using cin.
    i just need to prompt the user for their name for high score, but when i use cin, nothing happens in my program. i compiles right. what is wrong. I am using allegro, and it is a win32 app, not console. can anyone help. thanks
    jesse

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    Sure, I'll use my telepathic abilities to read your code and find the error.

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    i could post the whole code, but it prolly wouldn't help, i will put a piece of it up..

    Code:
    char player_name[30];
    
    void sort_high_scores(void)
    {
    	int i;
    	int score = snake_size + 1;
    	int score_rank = -1;
    
    
    	for (i=0;i<=9;i++)
    	{
    		if (score >= high_score[i])		{
    			score_rank = i;
    			break;
    		}
    	}
    	if (score_rank >= 0) 
    	{
    
    
    
    		cin >> player_name;
    
    
    
    
    		for (i=9;i>score_rank;i--)
    		{
    			high_score[i] = high_score[i-1];
    			strncpy(high_score_name[i],      
    high_score_name[i-1], 30);
    		} 
    	high_score[score_rank] = score;
    
    	}
    	return;
    }
    if tried putting the cin in other parts of my code, but still nothing happens. like i said it does however compile and run. just never prompts the user for there name like it should.

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    LOL, yea, the code would help.
    And, the code tag is in the []
    ex

    Code:
    I used the code brackets to write this

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    wait, you say your using the win32 API?

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    no im not programming w/ win32 api, i don't know that yet, but when i started i selected win32 app in msvc++ 6.

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    oh, so you're really using allegro?

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    yes im using allegro for my gfx and other things. And im not a complete dumb ass, im just a little comfused.

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    Originally posted by m00se123
    yes im using allegro for my gfx and other things. And im not a complete dumb ass, im just a little comfused.
    That's why you can't spell confused. I don't much about Allegro. Couldn't you just have a dialog box with a text box in it?

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    so i can't just us cin, why not?

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    I'm not sure but I think cin is only in console.

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