I realize that there are several good ActiveX components out there but I would like to create my own flat toolbar mirroring the Office 97 toolbars. Problem is, I'm not sure where to begin. I want the flat buttons that raise when the mouse passes over them but I'm not sure how to do this. (SetCapture, Timer, or what? Even Microsoft is contradictory in it's Soft Button and Hot Tracking examples). Also, How do you create dockable toolbars? How about drop-down boxes with pictures (menus and combo-boxes)I could go on all day but you get the idea. Essentially, I'm just fishing for advice, suggestions, comments(code is nice, if you want to include it, especially regarding API's) on where to begin.