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How do I enable/disable a Forms toolbar control using Excel VBA?

Posted on 2009-04-10
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I would like to provide a limited number of users access to a sheet containing buttons, which execute macros.  I am using Protection-->Range Permissions to control who (in the network domain) can execute the buttons to run the macro. I assigned macros to Forms toolbar controls but am not sure what code will allow me to disable the buttons when the Password Protection is turned on.  Help!
Private Sub PwProtectSheet()
Dim strPW As String
strPW = "password"
With Worksheets(1)
    .EnableSelection = xlNoSelection
    .Protect Password:=strPW, Contents:=True
    .xlButtonControl(3).Enable = False
End With
 
End Sub

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Question by:BenniBoy
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StellanRosengren earned 2000 total points
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Hi BenniBoy,
Here is an example of how you can manage the access to forms controls.
The control belongs to the Shapes collection of the worksheet. One property of the shape object is Visible, which I am using here.
Look at the sample code and sample workbook.

Kind regards,
Stellan
Sub ToggleButton()
    Dim shpBtn As Shape
    
    Set shpBtn = ActiveSheet.Shapes("cmdBtn1")
    
    If shpBtn.Visible = msoTrue Then
        shpBtn.Visible = msoFalse
    Else
        shpBtn.Visible = msoTrue
    End If
    
End Sub

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Thanks for the grade and the points!
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