Try a workbook application compiled with XLS Padlock yourself

We compiled an Excel workbook with XLS Padlock so that you can try it yourself.

Discover how formula protection works, how to insert a custom splash screen, use VBA protection and optionally online activation for your workbooks.

Different versions of the demonstration are available. For instance, one version comes with required activation: you'll have to click Activate on the activation screen before you can access the demo. This lets you see how online activation works.

Feel free to test any version you want.

All files are digitally signed to ensure they were not altered nor harmful.

Demo without required activation

In order to download and test the compiled workbook on your computer, please choose one of these buttons. If you know your Excel version (32-bit or 64-bit), you can download a smaller file. Otherwise, just choose Full Demo.

When your browser asks if you want to run or save the file, choose Save and save the application file in a folder such as My Documents.

When you run the application, a splash screen is displayed and Excel is started:

XLS Padlock Workbook Demo

You have two worksheets: the first one lets you test VBA protected macros, the second one lets you test protected formula functions.

The first one has two VBA macros, associated to radio buttons. If you choose "Sort on Surname", the corresponding macro is run. But if you try to look at the source code of the VBA macro, you get:

XLS Padlock Workbook VBA Source

As you can see, the VBA code that sorts data is not available for copying nor studying. It has been compiled into bytecode with the XLS Padlock VBA compiler. Therefore, the original VBA code cannot be copied and it remains functional! CallXLSPadlockVBA is the helper that lets you call protected subs and functions.

If you choose "Formula Protection Demo", formulas in yellow are hidden. They are no more accessible to end users, while they remain functional of course.

XLS Padlock Workbook VBA Source