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Excel - VBS script

Posted on 2001-08-13
Last Modified: 2008-03-04
From my VBS script, I want to protect some columns and hide another column.  And of course I want to leave one unprotected.  What is the syntax for the hidden?

Question by:cmarshall
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Expert Comment

ID: 6381543
'I suppose you have a valid variable for sheet object already.
' This switch visible and hide alternatively
mySheet.Visible = Not (mySheet.Visible)

Expert Comment

ID: 6381564
For hiding columns use syntax similar to:

ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range("D1").EntireColumn.Hidden = True

ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.Range("A1:B1").EntireColumn.locked = True

This will protect columns A and B and leave C unprotected.  You can give the protect method a password string, but you must protect the sheet for the locked property to have any meaning and work.

Hope this helps,


Author Comment

ID: 6381578
Thank you eeevans....  What resource would you recommend for the future?

Expert Comment

ID: 6381662
You can ask these type of questions in the Microsoft newsgroups if you have access to newsgroups.  If not you they have a web interface for them on msdn online at:


and click on Office Solutions Development and then Excel and then Programming or in your news reader open microsoft.public.excel.programming.

Also you can always turn on the macro recorder by selecting Tools->Macros->Record New Macro in the toolbar and then do what you want to manually and then look at the code that was recorded for what you did manually.  It will help a lot with syntax etc.

Hope that helps,


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And there's always the fine folks here at EE.


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