Thanks RyanS2000. Adding adjustable colors to the interface was simple to do and took very little extra coding.
I'm using Visual C++ 6.0 (MFC). I just upgraded the SDK
from 1998 to August 2004 so at least RealTemp has some modern XP style buttons finally. I have a newer version of Visual C++ .NET sitting on my shelf but haven't found a need for it yet. I didn't want users to have to download the bloated .NET package just to see some core temperatures.
When minimized to the System Tray, RealTemp is very efficient for both memory and CPU usage. I learned C programming on an Amiga computer that ran at a blistering 14 MHz with 2 megabytes of memory. Writing efficient code back then was not an option!