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istream problem

I can't seem to fix this bug -- it uses and istream.  The first call works fine but the 2nd call does not: (Thanks in advance for your assistance!)

// UMBox2.cpp : Defines the entry point for the console application.
//

#include "stdafx.h"
#include <windows.h>
#include <string>
#include <sstream>
using namespace std;


//prototypes:
string cistream_to_string(istream MyStream);
long FullUMBox(HWND hwnd,istream MsgStm,const string Title,UINT style);


int main()
{
     long ret;
     stringstream S;
     S << "line one" << endl << "line two" << endl << 123.456;
     //this displays the correct result:
     ret=FullUMBox(NULL,S,"TEST1",MB_OK);
     //this doesn't work:
     ret=FullUMBox(NULL,S,"TEST2",MB_OK);
     return 0;
}


string cistream_to_string(istream S)
{
     string text;
     char ch;
     while (true) //infinate loop
     {
          ch = S.get();
          if (S.eof()) break;
          text += ch;
     }
     return text;
}


long FullUMBox(HWND hwnd,istream MsgStm,const string Title,UINT style)
{
  string text = cistream_to_string(MsgStm);
  return MessageBox(hwnd,text.c_str(),Title.c_str(),style);
}
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khampton
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khampton
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AxterCommented:
Please explain, how it doesn't work.
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AxterCommented:
Try the following:

int main()
{
    long ret;
    stringstream S;
    S << "line one" << endl << "line two" << endl << 123.456;
    //this displays the correct result:
    ret=FullUMBox(NULL,S,"TEST1",MB_OK);

    //this wors know
    S << "line one again" << endl << "line two again" << endl << 123.456;
    ret=FullUMBox(NULL,S,"TEST2",MB_OK);
    return 0;
}

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AxterCommented:
To get it to work the way you want it, try the following:
string cistream_to_string(istream S)
{
    string text;
    char ch;
     S.seekg(0);//Add this here
    while (true) //infinate loop
    {
         ch = S.get();
         if (S.eof()) break;
         text += ch;
    }
    return text;
}

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khamptonAuthor Commented:
Thanks -- I did that with an earlier version but it didn't work because I was passing byref.  Now that I'm passing byval, it seems to works fine.  
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