Yes... so I changed the icons to SVG icons (well at least a couple by now) and they get drawn correctly.

I was not able to get the Office2016 type of ribbon working using the DAW's CJ classes... the change to cSigCJxxx classes seems very invoived based on a small test I did. it is not a swapt classes case, lots of code change will be needed. Looks like I will be limiting the program to one skin from now on, I had three for the user to choose from, but it is not working as it used to anymore.

Thank you all for the help.