Some clean and powerful coding there. Noticed page spoke about 98, too lazy to reboot, installed in XP, works like a charm (even with a style applied - that's ugly but it tells something about coding). I know some people in 98 who are gonna love this ... awesome find!
When you say worked like a charm "even with a style applied" are you referring to the XP visual themes? I also installed in XP but since I only use the "Windows Classic" schemes, I didn't mention it in case those XP visual themes screwed with the operation of the BarChanger.
(BTW, I hate those XP themes. You only get three anyway which isn't much of a choice compared to the twenty-two you get with classic. And with classic you have the advanced custom color choices.)
98 users might find the install failing because OS has trouble with the - Japanese - names of the textures... cheated and just copied it from XP, it works with an .ini so it ran perfectly. Bad news, it doesn't like eppie and it doesn't like it if you've messed with captionwidth etc... noticed it can do very specific animations, defined by "bitstrips" (like the default bitmap) ? Nifty.
Yes, was referring to XP's themes - ofcourse I don't run the defaults provided with the OS ... anyway, they don't go together very well anyhow.