Microsoft statusbar activex control customization


I have embedded Microsoft Statusbar activex control into our GUI application. The control is inside a smart frame and so that it can be easily included and customized for a container. I am using a imagelist activex control to display images inside the statusbar. The images (BMP, GIFS,JPEG,ICOM) looks stretched inside the statubar panel. The images are 16 X 16 resolution. Did anybody experienced similar problem. Can somebody help?