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    Unprotect ActiveX combobox on an Excel worksheet

    If I have an ActiveX combobox on a protected sheet. The sheets is protected via Sheets("MySheet").Protect password:="Secret", UserInterFaceOnly:=True in Workbook_Open. I have no problem using the combobox, but someone I gave the workbook to gets a "The cell or chart you're trying to change is on a protected sheet. To make a change, unprotect the sheet. You might be requested to enter a password." error when they try to select an item in the combobox. I assume that I can fix that by changing the .Protect statement by adding the proper True or False setting for DrawingObjects or Scenarios or some other parameter, but I'm not sure if they should be True or if they should be False. Can someone tell me what the proper settings should be?

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    Re: Unprotect ActiveX combobox on an Excel worksheet

    Reply #5 --> https://www.mrexcel.com/forum/excel-...ml#post4130058

    Has the Combobox a linked cell?
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    Re: Unprotect ActiveX combobox on an Excel worksheet

    I don't think a cell's contents can be updated on a protected sheet using those arguments. "UserInterfaceOnly" protects the "interface" but not macros. Why don't you turn the protection off via code in order to write to the cell, then turn it back on?

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