Special thanks to Mystified http://mystifeid.deviantart.com/ for all his hard work on this. The code wouldn't be as neat as it is without his help. Also to all his advice and patience in helping me resolve some technical issues behind the gadget.
And a really BIG THANK YOU to Einar Otto Stangvik http://www.codefornuts.com/ for his ActiveX DLL. Its what makes the volume slider and mute button work as flawlessly as they do. Without Einar's DLL, the gadget would have turned out a little dull and incomplete as an audio related gadget.