evildictaitor wrote:

I mean, seriously, what were they thinking!?

 My guess, it was a quick way to enable user gui design customizations to carry forward into the app .. skin the app with current desktop theme; An opportunistic approach to streamlining the end-user experience. 

 Seems kinda like a hack I might try to avoid writing in alot of extra property tabs for appearance. Wink

Keep up the good work .... where can I get some quick tips on getting started with these 'shims' ... sounds like my kinda ting! Maybe you could put together a demonstration of 'Shimming An App'