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Posted on 2010-09-16
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Hi experts,

I have created a script that runs during an install of an Excel add-in, and would now like to perform some version checking of the add-in.  I have the current installed version stored in the registry, so accessing that is easy. The method that I am using to extract the version of the add-in that is being installed is by reading a couple of cells in a sheet inside the .xla file.

The question I have is how can I read the cells on a sheet inside a password protected .xla file using VBScript?
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by:Rory Archibald
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You should just be able to read them the same way you read any cells.
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Chris Bottomley earned 2000 total points
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As a for instance:

Chris
    Set xlApp = CreateObject("excel.application")
    Set xlWB = xlApp.workbooks.Open("C:\Users\Chris\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\AddIns\my_addin.xla")
    MsgBox "Ah-Ha! " & xlWB.worksheets(1).Range("a1")
    xlWB.Close False
    xlApp.Quit

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by:jonathan_hills
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Thanks for the help !
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