Code in BeforeClose is executing but having no effect


Active Member
Jun 22, 2005
I have the following code in an Excel 2010 workbook:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)

    Application.EnableEvents = True

    Dim FileName As String
    FileName = ActiveWorkbook.Name

    If FileName = "False" Then Exit Sub
    If FileName <> "Shipping Manifest SaveAS Update.xlsm" Then
        Application.DisplayAlerts = False
        ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs FileName:=FileName, FileFormat:=xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled, WriteResPassword:="abc123", ReadOnlyRecommended:=True
        Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    End If
End Sub
The code executes - I checked by inserting a breakpoint and stepping through it. But the password protection to open the file as Read Only unless the password is entered is not being applied - the file just opens as normal. What am I doing wrong?


New Member
Dec 30, 2016
Your code worked fine for me. Just in case, this code should be into ThisWorkbook, not in module.

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