ChartSheetBase.Protect Method (Object, Object, Object, Object, Object)


Protects a Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ChartSheetBase so that it cannot be modified.

Namespace:   Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel
Assembly:  Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities (in Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.v4.0.Utilities.dll)

public void Protect(
	object password,
	object drawingObjects,
	object contents,
	object scenarios,
	object userInterfaceOnly


Type: System.Object

A string that specifies a case-sensitive password for the worksheet or workbook. If this argument is omitted, you can unprotect the worksheet or workbook without using a password. Otherwise, you must specify the password to unprotect the worksheet or workbook. If you forget the password, you cannot unprotect the worksheet or workbook. It is a good idea to keep a list of your passwords and their corresponding document names in a safe place.

Type: System.Object

true to protect shapes. The default value is false.

Type: System.Object

true to protect contents. For a chart, this protects the entire chart. For a worksheet, this protects the locked cells. The default value is true.

Type: System.Object

true to protect scenarios. This argument is valid only for worksheets. The default value is true.

Type: System.Object

true to protect the user interface, but not macros. If this argument is omitted, protection applies both to macros and to the user interface.

Use strong passwords that combine upper- and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Weak passwords do not mix these elements. Strong password: Y6dh!et5. Weak password: House27. Use a strong password that you can remember so that you do not have to write it down.

For information on optional parameters, see Optional Parameters in Office Solutions.

The following code example uses the Protect method to protect all contents of the current Microsoft.Office.Tools.Excel.ChartSheetBase. The example then uses the ProtectContents property to verify that the chart sheet is protected, and then prompts the user to remove protection from the chart sheet by using the Unprotect method.

private void ChartSheetProtection()
    Globals.Sheet1.Range["A1", "A5"].Value2 = 22;
    Globals.Sheet1.Range["B1", "B5"].Value2 = 55;

    this.SetSourceData(Globals.Sheet1.Range["A1", "B5"],
    this.ChartType = Excel.XlChartType.xl3DColumn;

    this.Protect(true, true, true, false);

    if (this.ProtectContents)
        if (DialogResult.Yes ==
            MessageBox.Show("The chart sheet is protected. " +
            "Unprotect the chart sheet?", "Example", 
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