Protection.AllowDeletingColumns Property (Excel)

Returns True if the deletion of columns is allowed on a protected worksheet. Read-only Boolean.

expression .AllowDeletingColumns

expression A variable that represents a Protection object.

The AllowDeletingColumns property can be set by using the Protect method arguments.

The columns containing the cells to be deleted must be unlocked when the sheet is protected.

This example unlocks column A then allows the user to delete column A on the protected worksheet and notifies the user.

Sub ProtectionOptions() 
 
 ActiveSheet.Unprotect 
 
 'Unlock column A. 
 Columns("A:A").Locked = False 
 
 ' Allow column A to be deleted on a protected worksheet. 
 If ActiveSheet.Protection.AllowDeletingColumns = False Then 
 ActiveSheet.Protect AllowDeletingColumns:=True 
 End If 
 
 MsgBox "Column A can be deleted on this protected worksheet." 
 
End Sub
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