How To Determine If A Workbook or Worksheet Is Password Protected With Excel VBA

How To Determine If A Workbook or Worksheet Is Password Protected With Excel VBA

What This Does

If you want to prevent errors from occurring when you macro code is running, it may be necessary to check for password protection.  Below are a couple VBA code snippets that will show you how to use an IF statement to determine if the ActiveSheet or ActiveWorkbook are currently password protected.

Test For Worksheet Protection

Sub IsWorksheetProtected()
'PURPOSE: Determine if the ActiveSheet is password protected
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

With ActiveSheet
  If .ProtectContents Or .ProtectDrawingObjects Or .ProtectScenarios Then
    MsgBox "This worksheet is password protected"
  Else
    MsgBox "This Worksheet is not password protected"
  End If
End With

End Sub

Test For Workbook Protection

Sub IsWorkbookProtected()
'PURPOSE: Determine if the ActiveWorkbook is password protected
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

With ActiveWorkbook
  If .ProtectWindows Or .ProtectStructure Then
    MsgBox "This workbook is password protected"
  Else
    MsgBox "This workbook is not password protected"
  End If
End With

End Sub

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