dont worry about it rage.. you get props from me..
if they dont write their own programs they dont know how hard it is, and something basic like this is practically greek to them..
also the program i use to write with (not VB or C++) has a WinSetOnTop feature.. it would go like this
1 = highest ontop
WinSetOnTop("application handle", 1)
0 = remove ontop
see if you can find something to that effect