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This article describes how to determine if a file has an attribute of read- only, and how to determine if a file is opened as read-only using Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications code.
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Steps to Set a File to Read-Only Using Windows
Steps to Set a File to Read-Only using the Macintosh
Sample Visual Basic ProceduresExample 1: A Macro to Determine if File's Read-Only Attribute is Set
The following macro will determine if a file's read-only attribute is set. Open the file you created above, and then type the macros below in a module sheet.
If you followed steps 1 - 5 in the "Steps to Set a File to Read-Only using Windows" section, when you run the macro in Example 1, you will receive a message box with the "File is Read-only" message.
Note: If you are working on a Macintosh, substitute the harddisk's name and "test" for "c:\test.xls". For example, if your harddisk's name is "HD", you would type GetAttr("HD:test").
Example 2: A Macro to Determine if Active Workbook is Opened as Read-Only
The following macro will determine if the active workbook is opened as read-only.
If you open the workbook created in step 1 of the "Steps to Set a File to Read-Only using Windows" section, when you run the macro from Example 2, you will receive a message box with the "File was opened as read-only" message.
For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/163435/EN-US/ )VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 153058 - Last Review: October 10, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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