About David

I am a Principal Premier Field Developer at Microsoft where I have been employed since 1994. I originally joined the Microsoft Word 6.0 support team and quickly learned WordBasic, then VBA, then VB3.0 and so on and so forth. Programming, you might say, has always been “in my blood.” When I was 11 years old, my father brought home a Texas Instruments TI99/4a. He (being a programmer himself) taught me a little BASIC and the rest they say is history. I have since learned to program in many different languages: Pascal, PowerBuilder, Paradox, ObjectPAL, COBOL, JAVA, JavaScript, VBScript, PHP, C, C++, and C# (which is my favorite, by the way). I owe a lot to my father’s decision. In a lot of ways it got me to where I am today.

I have moved around a lot within Microsoft over the years. But I have always been in a role associated with Microsoft Office. From the hectic elementary levels of support to a heads down debug mad escalation engineer; from an enthusiastic beta tester to lead software engineer. Now I am in the field travelling roughly 40 to 46 weeks a year. As a Premier Field Developer, I primarily specialize in advisory based consulting with Azure solutions for Office 365 such as Office.js (Office Web Add-ins) and Graph API and older technologies such as Visual Studio Tools for Office (VSTO) and Visual Basic for Application (VBA).

As part of my efforts as developer lead back in 2009/2010, I helped develop and release several official tools that have been published to the web:

For more information, check out my profile on LinkedIn. You can also follow me on Twitter (@davacra).


For all code posted on my site, I license it under the GNU All-Permissive License:

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Copying and distribution of this code, with or without modification, are permitted in any medium without royalty provided the copyright notice and this notice are preserved.  This code is offered as-is, without any warranty.


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  1. I’m a big fan of The Magic Folder. What a cool gadget.
    I was wondering if it would be possible to add support for .gif images.
    Now it only supports PNG
    It would be cool to use an animated gif for it.
    I did it in main.html

    I even made it change on rollover.
    But this is not the correct way to change the image.
    I tried changing the main_events.js
    bg.src = “../images/bg-large-” + folderColor + “-” + folderStyle + “.gif”;
    Works, But the animated gif would not work.properly.
    Maybe you could make the change in a future version.

    regards Paul

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