WorkbookBase.ReadOnlyRecommended Property


Gets or sets a value that indicates whether the workbook was saved as read-only recommended.

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

public bool ReadOnlyRecommended { get; set; }

Property Value

Type: System.Boolean

true if the workbook was saved as read-only recommended; otherwise, false.

When you open a workbook that was saved as read-only recommended, Microsoft Office Excel displays a message recommending that you open the workbook as read-only.

Use the SaveAs method to change this property.

The following code example displays a message box if the ReadOnlyRecommended property is true and the ReadOnly property is false, and then prompts the user to set the file access to read-only by calling the ChangeFileAccess method.

This example is for a document-level customization.

private void MakeWorkbookReadOnly()
    if (this.ReadOnlyRecommended && !this.ReadOnly)
        // Change the access level of the document to read-only if the user 
        // clicks yes.
        if (MessageBox.Show("Set this document to read-only?",
            "Sample", MessageBoxButtons.YesNo) == DialogResult.Yes)
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