[Password], [Structure], [Windows])
Password: Its Optional argument. It specifies a case sensitive password for the workbook. If we want to protect workbook then you have to mention password argument, otherwise you can omit it. When you want to unprotect your protected workbook you must specify your password.
Structure: Its Optional parameter. The default value is False. If we mention it as True that means protect the workbook structure.
Windows: Its Optional parameter. The default value is False. If we mention it as True that means protect the workbook windows.
In the above syntax we are using ‘Protect’ method of workbook object to protect the workbook.
VBA Protect Workbook: Example 1
Please find the below example, It will show you how to protect the workbook.
Sheets("Sheet1").Protect "YourPassword", True, True
In the above example we are protecting the workbook by using ‘Protect’ method of Worksheet object in the worksheet named ‘Sheet1’. When working workbook code has password protected, if you want to do any changes in the code first you have to unprotect the password at the beginning of the procedure and at the end of the procedure you have to protect it again.
VBA Protect Workbook: Example 2
Here is the example to protect ActiveWorkbook with password.
ActiveWorkbook.Protect Password:="YourPassword", Structure:=True, Windows:=True
VBA Protect Workbook – Instructions
Please follow the below step by step instructions to execute the above mentioned VBA macros or codes:
- Open an Excel Workbook
- Press Alt+F11 to Open VBA Editor
- Insert a Module from Insert Menu
- Copy the above code for activating a range and Paste in the code window(VBA Editor)
- Save the file as macro enabled workbook
- Press ‘F5’ to run it or Keep Pressing ‘F8’ to debug the code line by line.