Best way to protect VBA code?


Board Regular
Aug 14, 2016
Hey everyone. I'm getting close to being finished with a Macro-Enabled Excel workbook I've been working on for a while now. I plan to release it publicly, but do not want anyone to be able to see my VBA code. I know I can password protect it, but I've read that it's fairly easy for someone to still get into the VBA window to view it. I'm wondering what other techniques anyone has used to protect their code?

I've heard of something called Unviewable+, but haven't tried it yet.

Anyone have any experience with it? Or anything else that is similar that they'd recommend?


Well-known Member
Jan 24, 2012
Unviewable+ is trivial to circumvent, it’s as easy as just password protecting it.

Honestly, without rewriting it in another language, compiling it and referencing as an addin, you’d be better off just sticking a standard password on and calling it a day.

People pay for support and changes if that’s what you’re concerned about, they aren’t interested in the source code

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