VBA Function To Determine If Any Worksheet Tabs Are Protected

VBA Macro Test If Worksheet is Password Protected

What This VBA Code Does

Excel does this annoying thing where it prevents you from creating custom Table or Slicer styles when at least one worksheet inside the ActiveWorkbook is protected. This can cause major problems if your VBA code is attempting to create a custom formatting style in the workbook.

The following VBA function will check the ActiveWorkbook and tell you whether any Worksheet Protection exists. The Result will either be a TRUE or FALSE when calling the function.

Function AnySheetProtected() As Boolean
'PURPOSE: Determine if any Worksheets in the Activeworkbook are Password Protected
'SOURCE: www.TheSpreadsheetGuru.com/the-code-vault

Dim sht As Worksheet

'Loop through each worksheet in the ActiveWorkbook
  For Each sht In ActiveWorkbook.Sheets
    'Test for Password Protection
      If sht.ProtectContents = True = True Then
        'Protection Detected
          AnySheetProtected = True
        'My work is done!
          Exit Function
      End If
  Next sht

'No Worksheets currently are password protected
  AnySheetProtected = False

End Function

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