Thanks to the wonderful folks over at MSDN, we've got ourselves a brand new, empty forum for all things related to Windows SideShow development! That includes gadgets (C++, C#/.NET, and even combined Sidebar/SideShow gadgets), drivers and firmware. Head on over there and post that question that's been bugging you for days. We've got the experts standing by ready to help!
Here's the link again, just for good measure: