ProtectedViewWindow.Edit (Excel)

Opens the workbook that is open for editing in the specified Protected View window.

Avoid using hard-coded passwords in your applications. If a password is required in a procedure, request the password from the user, store it in a variable, and then use the variable in your code. You can specify one of the values, listed in the following table, in the UpdateLinks parameter to determine whether external references (links) are updated when the workbook is opened.

Edit (WriteResPassword, UpdateLinks)

Dim wb As Workbook
Set wb = Application.ActiveProtectedViewWindow.Edit()


The following arguments are optional

WriteResPassword - The password required to write to a write-reserved workbook. If this argument is omitted and the workbook requires a password, the user will be prompted for the password

UpdateLinks - Specifies the way that external references (links) in the file, such as the reference to a range in the Budget.xls workbook in the following formula =SUM([Budget.xls]Annual!C10:C25), are updated. If this argument is omitted, the user is prompted to specify how links will be updated. For more information about the values used by this parameter, see the Remarks section. If Excel is opening a file in the WKS, WK1, or WK3 format and the UpdateLinks argument is 0, no charts are created; otherwise, Excel generates charts from the graphs attached to the file