disable xl close

john tempest

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i would like to disable the close button in xl and close xl from a userform
is this possible
regards john tempest
 

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DominicB

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Good morning john tempest

Two parter this one. To stop Excel being closed via the red X (or File > Exit) use this code in the ThisWorkbook module :

Code:
Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
Cancel = True
MsgBox "Cancel this via the userform"
End Sub

Then this code attached to (in this instance) a button on a UserForm to close Excel ;

Code:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.Quit
End Sub

HTH

DominicB
 
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Create a workbook property named "AllowClose" or something to that effect. The workbook simply will not allow closing unless this property equals True. Make it so from the userform. See the example...

ALLOWCLOSE_FROMUSERFORM.zip

<table width="100%" border="1" bgcolor="White" style="filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Gradient(endColorstr='#C0CFE2', startColorstr='#FFFFFF', gradientType='0');"><tr><TD><font size="2" face=Courier New>  <font color="#008000">'in thisworkbook</font>
  <font color="#0000A0">Private</font> pAllowClose <font color="#0000A0">As</font> <font color="#0000A0">Boolean</font>

  <font color="#0000A0">Friend</font> <font color="#0000A0">Property</font> <font color="#0000A0">Get</font> AllowClose() <font color="#0000A0">As</font> <font color="#0000A0">Boolean</font>
       AllowClose = pAllowClose
  <font color="#0000A0">End</font> <font color="#0000A0">Property</font>

  <font color="#0000A0">Friend</font> <font color="#0000A0">Property</font> <font color="#0000A0">Let</font> AllowClose(ByVal vNewValue <font color="#0000A0">As</font> Boolean)
       pAllowClose = vNewValue
  <font color="#0000A0">End</font> <font color="#0000A0">Property</font>

  <font color="#0000A0">Private</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font> Workbook_Open()
       pAllowClose = <font color="#0000A0">False</font>
  <font color="#0000A0">End</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font>

  <font color="#0000A0">Private</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font> Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel <font color="#0000A0">As</font> Boolean)
       Cancel = <font color="#0000A0">Not</font> pAllowClose
  <font color="#0000A0">End</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font>

  <font color="#008000">'is userform</font>
  <font color="#0000A0">Private</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font> CommandButton1_Click()
       Unload Me
       ThisWorkbook.AllowClose = <font color="#0000A0">True</font>
      <font color="#008000"> 'you should determine if other workbooks are open before</font>
      <font color="#008000"> 'simply closing the entire application</font>
       Application.Quit
  <font color="#0000A0">End</font> <font color="#0000A0">Sub</font>
</FONT></td></tr></table><button onclick='document.all("9720064714328").value=document.all("9720064714328").value.replace(/<br \/>\s\s/g,"");document.all("9720064714328").value=document.all("9720064714328").value.replace(/<br \/>/g,"");window.clipboardData.setData("Text",document.all("9720064714328").value);'>Copy to Clipboard</BUTTON><textarea style="position:absolute;visibility:hidden" name="9720064714328" wrap="virtual">
'in thisworkbook
Private pAllowClose As Boolean

Friend Property Get AllowClose() As Boolean
AllowClose = pAllowClose
End Property

Friend Property Let AllowClose(ByVal vNewValue As Boolean)
pAllowClose = vNewValue
End Property

Private Sub Workbook_Open()
pAllowClose = False
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
Cancel = Not pAllowClose
End Sub

'is userform
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
Unload Me
ThisWorkbook.AllowClose = True
'you should determine if other workbooks are open before
'simply closing the entire application
Application.Quit
End Sub</textarea>
 

Andrew Poulsom

MrExcel MVP
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Jul 21, 2002
Messages
73,092
Try:

Code:
' General module
Public CloseEnabled As Boolean

' ThisWorkbook module
Private Sub Workbook_BeforeClose(Cancel As Boolean)
    If Not CloseEnabled Then
        MsgBox "Please use the form to close this workbook"
        Cancel = True
    End If
End Sub

' UserForm module
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
    CloseEnabled = True
    ThisWorkbook.Close
End Sub
 

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