Open an existing save file with VBA


Purpose: open an existing save file with VBA

It is possible to open a save file of your application using VBA code. However, please note that the file will be loaded in a new instance of Excel and not in the current instance. This is the same as starting the EXE file a second time.

Insert the following code (for instance in a module):

Public Sub LoadXLSPadlockSaveFile(FilePath As String)

On Error Resume Next

Set XLSPadlock = Application.COMAddIns("GXLSForm.GXLSFormula").Object

XLSPadlock.PLOpenSaveFile (FilePath)

End Sub


For instance, the following macro (to be associated to a button) will prompt end users for the XLSC save file they want to open, and then open it:

Sub Load_Old_Save()


strFileToOpen = Application.GetOpenFilename _

(Title:="Please choose a save file to open", _

FileFilter:="Save Files (*.xlsc),*.xlsc")


If strFileToOpen = False Then

    MsgBox "No file selected.", vbExclamation, "Error"

    Exit Sub


    LoadXLSPadlockSaveFile (strFileToOpen)

End If

End Sub


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