FileDialog(msofiledialogsaveas) Allow User to Enter Password to Modify

antman2988

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Hello,

I've been researching for a while now on how to allow the user to select General Option from the Tools drop-down menu during the FileDialog window. This is the current code I have, but is it even possible to enable this option?

VBA Code:
With oFD2
        'strUser = Environ("USERNAME")
        .ButtonName = "Save"
        .initialFileName = "[Excluded]" _
            & saveDate & " PE's LD.xlsb"
        .FilterIndex = 3
        .Title = "Please choose the folder for the appropriate fiscal year and period."
        If .Show = 0 Then Exit Sub 'user cancelled
        .Execute  'save active workbook
        'path2 = .SelectedItems(1)
        'Call ReadOnly(path2)
        '.ChangeFileAccess Mode:=xlReadWrite, WritePassword:="TCBPU"
End With

Basically, I need to allow the user to enter a password in the Password to Modify field. Is there another way to do this if I already have a predetermined password? I tried changing the file access, but it didn't work correctly.

Thanks!
 

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GWteB

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Joined
Sep 10, 2010
Messages
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Office Version
  1. 2013
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  1. Windows
If you use VBA to automate things, it implicitly means that you want to have full control. I would therefore recommend making an optional password entry available by means of an input box.
You could use one of Excel's native dialogs, including the General Option, but then you relinquish control. This way there is no possibility to capture user input. You can catch whether the file was actually saved but you remain unaware in which folder and with which file name this has happened or which password was used (in case of unexpected but necessary recovery).

VBA Code:
Sub antman2988()
    
    Dim d As Dialog, i As Long, r As Variant
    
    For i = 1 To 3
        Set d = Application.Dialogs(xlDialogSaveAs)
        ' try Tools > General Options > enter your password
        r = d.Show
    Next i
End Sub
 

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