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Automatically making an excel sheet

lillockey
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I've got everything else down, i just need to stop the user from selecting certain cells (without hiding them).  In excel this is done by going through the menus like so:
Tools -> Protection -> Protect Sheet ...

The menu comes up and then you can select from the list with the label
Allow all users of this worksheet to:
|_| Select Locked Cells
|_| Select unlocked Cells

allong with others
By default, the user is allowed to select any cells even though they are protected.  I need to make it in my generated xls file that the user cannot select the locked cells.  How is this done?

As a note, I'm using vb6 with the office11 excel library.  Thanks.
-Chris
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Use the Macro recorder in Excel and then look at the code it generates.

Leon
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Assuming you have a variable, ws, of type Worksheet:

With ws
    .Protect Password:="pw", DrawingObjects:=True, Contents:=True, Scenarios:=True
    .EnableSelection = xlUnlockedCells
End With

Patrick

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THANK YOU :).  That was EXACTLY what I was looking for.
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You're welcome :)
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