Use a knob or picker, with Midi receive on
Neither is perfect, but either will achieve what you want.
Smallest you can make a picker is three lines, so it shows the value above and below the received value. Guess I need to make a recommendation for a "display only" picker to show a received value.
With the knob, you can either rely on the numeric value in the middle, or when using named ticks, the text value is shown across the lower portion of the knob.
For either, you can turn off the numeric display and handle everything with named ticks. I you go above 999, you have to do this, as that is the maximum numeric value MDP2 will automatically display.
I use these extensively through my apps when reading out the board values to initialize the MDP2 controls.