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Password enabled excel sheet

Posted on 2010-08-19
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Hi,

I am creating an excel file in asp.net using xml schema defined by microsoft and downloading it ,everything is fine.I am able to create worksheet with data.But is there any way so that I can set password on any worksheet  i.e. protect worksheet as it happens in Microsoft excel.
It means when user try to open that excel file and try to modify the sheet password should be asked.



thanks
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by:Dhaest
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If you want an Excel password all you need is something like this:

using Microsoft.Office.Interop.Excel
 
//create your spreadsheet here...
 
WorkbookObject.Password = password;
WorkbookObject.SaveAs("spreadsheet.xls")



Workbook.Protect Method
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/microsoft.office.tools.excel.workbook.protect(VS.80).aspx
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by:Dhaest
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Implementing Password Security on Excel Workbooks Using Visual Studio .NET
http://www.codeproject.com/KB/office/Excel_Security.aspx
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by:manujtechno
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Dear Dhaest,

In my above given problem I am not using excel object (excell.dll)....using xml schema in stringbuilder to create excel file.
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by:Dhaest
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In that case, I'm not sure if it's possible....
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After working a lot I go through the following way that I Create an Excel Workbook, set passwords, and then attempt to save it as an XML Spreadsheet. A dialog box appear informing  that password protected file can not be saved as xml.
I think this is ok because xml file is simply text file.So In my opinion password can not be set in this way.please go through message in bmp file.
passwordProtected.bmp
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