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This article provides Visual Basic for Applications sample macros thatdetermine whether a workbook or a worksheet is protected.
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Example 1: Determining Whether a Workbook Is Protected
Dim X As Boolean Sub Test_Workbook_Protection() X = False If ActiveWorkbook.ProtectWindows Then X = True If ActiveWorkbook.ProtectStructure Then X = True If X = False Then MsgBox "The workbook is not protected." Else MsgBox "The workbook is protected." End If End Sub
Example 2: Determining Whether a Worksheet Is Protected
Sub Test_Worksheet_Protection() X = False If ActiveSheet.ProtectContents Then X = True If ActiveSheet.ProtectDrawingObjects Then X = True If ActiveSheet.ProtectScenarios Then X = True If X = False Then MsgBox "The worksheet is not protected." Else MsgBox "The worksheet is protected." End If End Sub
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163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Microsoft Excel 97
For more information about protection in Microsoft Excel, click the Indextab in Microsoft Excel Help, type the following text
protecting, worksheets and workbooks
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Control access toworkbooks and worksheets" topic.
Microsoft Excel 5.0
For more information about protection in Microsoft Excel, click the Searchbutton in Help and type: