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Self distruction when someone trying to open VBA module

  Asked By: Boell    Date: Dec 29    Category: MS Office    Views: 844

I have an excel file with 6 vba modules. Do you have any ideas what
possible macro to delete existing module in this file.

What i need is, when someone trying to open with wrong password in a
protect module in my excel file, then it will delete a module.
Try 2 atempt thent delete another module.

It would be appreciate for your kind support and sugestion in this



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Akins Massri     Answered On: Dec 29

Courtesy of the website ozgrid.com I found code which could delete  a module

Dim vbCom As Object
Set vbCom = Application.VBE.ActiveVBProject.VBComponents

vbcom.delete vbcom.item("Module2")

But I have no idea how you are going to be able to use it within a module  as
VBProject does not expose its passwords properties to the outside for obvious

Answer #2    Answered By: Sally Pierce     Answered On: Dec 29

I have code that will delete  the modules
(I remove the modules  and protect the worksheet when I send the final
report for distribution),
but how do you plan to determine the failed password  attempts?

Plus, what good is it to delete a single module?
Once one or more modules are removed, won't execution results become
unpredictable? If the person fat-fingers the password the first time,
but corrects his mistake the second, he'll be missing a module  and
probably needs to start over anyway...

Well.. if you can figure out the failed password, here is what I use:

Dim VBComp As VBIDE.VBComponent
Dim VBComps As VBIDE.VBComponents
For Each VBComp In VBComps
'MsgBox VBComp.name
Select Case VBComp.Type
Case vbext_ct_StdModule, vbext_ct_MSForm, _
VBComps.Remove VBComp
Case Else
With VBComp.CodeModule
.DeleteLines 1, .CountOfLines
End With
End Select
Next VBComp

Answer #3    Answered By: Erma Henry     Answered On: Dec 29

No matter if you password  protect a VBA module  or a workbook or a
worksheet, unfortunately there is no way to check if a wrong  password
is entered.

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