I have the Phoco SDK as well as Hematec's code.. he has made a few nice things onto it, but there are some things that are better off changed.. the skin portion of it has hardly anything at all at this time, BUT it's fairly easy to add.. I will not work on this until I'm done with MapPoint, but I believe that'd be the very next thing to work on..
The Biggest Thing I'd like to see is to to get rid of that damn dependency to MSXML2.6 .. I can't stand OCX modules, they're big, they give users a lot of problems, and what sucks the most, they have to be shipped with the software... If there was any way, somebydy would simply parse the XML messages from Phoco directly with VB code that'd be great.. if not, then I guess we're stuck with that OCX.
When I do get to it, I intend to review both Hematec's code and Phoco's class to see what I should do.. I will most definitely need to work with someone to test this stuff..