Version reference: 2018.2

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Version 2018.2 - released on April 27th, 2018

  • Improved formula protection behavior, especially for formulas with cell dependencies.
  • It is now possible to mark several cells for protection in one time.
  • New Clear All Formulas button.
  • A warning is now displayed if no cell has been marked for protection.
  • New "how to mark formulas for stronger protection in Excel" video.
  • New faster compression method which improves compilation speed.
  • Improved progress bar and status.
  • Improved Universal 64-bit mode.
  • Fixed "Invalid variant type" regression in VBA compiler while passing parameters from normal VBA functions to compiled VBA functions.
  • Better error message for OLE error 800A03EC.
  • Lots of internal improvements.
  • Updated user guide (opening Word companion files, Print_Area name conflict workaround, etc).

Version 2018.1 - released on March 16th, 2018

  • New additional VBA helper functions to pass more parameters to compiled VBA code.
  • Updated user guide with several new sections. For example: how to correctly apply some protection features.
  • Improved speed of VBA compiler for large VBA code files.
  • Improved error message if a Universal EXE can't start the 64-bit mode for Excel 64-bit (for instance, if a security software prevents it).
  • Fixed: the ‘Every X days’ option in validation did not always display the X field.
  • Minor improvements.

Updated WooCommerce Integration and Activation Kits - Key Generator PHP SDK - February 28th, 2018

  • The WooCommerce Integration Kit has been updated. Changes:
    • The order status is now checked by the WooCommerce kit. If it is different than Completed (pending, processing, on-hold, cancelled, refunded and failed), activation and validation will be refused.
    • New security check: the kit can check that the order contains the allowed product (thanks to the product id defined in config.ini).
    • The WooCommerce integration kit also takes account of order quantity (if product ID is defined). For instance, if the customer bought a quantity of 2 products and with maxactivperorder = 2 in config.ini, the kit would allow 4 activations.
    • Updated documentation. To upgrade your current installation, please refer to the included guide.
  • The Activation Kit and Key Generator PHP SDK have been updated too.

Registered users of XLS Padlock can download new updates from their dedicated page.

Version 2018.0 - released on February 23rd, 2018

  • XLS Padlock can build Universal application EXE files: one single EXE file for both 32-bit and 64-bit Excel versions, but larger. The same EXE file will work with any Excel 32-bit or 64-bit version.
  • New ability to build separate 32-bit and 64-bit EXE files at the same time.
  • You can now cancel the "load previous save" dialog box.
  • New option to always show a welcome screen, even if no save was previously made on the computer.
  • You can now import and export VBA code from/to files in the XLS Padlock's VBA compiler.
  • Online Validation can be configured to occur only when an active Internet connection is available.
  • New validation by number of days after activation.
  • You can now specify a custom UI file that will be applied to the secure Excel instance (ExcelUI XML format), useful to offer your own ribbon for instance.
  • Fixed: EXE won't save the *.eula and *.lic files to the current folder of the EXE file.
  • Fixed: "ReadSystemID" VBA extension returns different system ID than expected in 64-bit mode.
  • Fixed: Clear Activation Data doesn't remove .lic if portable mode.
  • Fixed: activation and validation dialog boxes were not correctly translated.
  • Fixed: error "corrupted data received from application" if title has non-English characters.
  • Fixed: "SaveSecureWorkbookToFile" VBA extension failed if "Allow save but do not handle loading/saving" was enabled.
  • Improvement: XLS Padlock now checks whether companion files exist during compilation.
  • Updated user guide (with new changes and new VBA code about how to retrieve number of remaining days in trial mode).
  • Minor core improvements.

Version 2017.0.1 - released on December 9th, 2017

  • Fixed: settings from "Security / VBA Security" were not properly saved and restored in templates.
  • Minor core updates.

Version 2017.0 - released on November 25th, 2017

  • Improved support for Windows 10 Falls Creator Update (version 1709).
  • Improved compatibility with Excel 2016 click-to-run (version 1710) and Excel 2013 click-to-run editions.
  • Fixed slow loading of protected Excel workbooks on some computers.
  • .DAT and auto-save files are no more created in the same folder as the EXE file by default. There is also a new advanced option to keep this behavior if you want.
  • "Assign macro" is now disabled if you don't allow access to VBE.
  • New advanced option: Do not disable Protect/Unprotect Sheet menu
  • New translation .SIL files available in Slovenian and Croatian.
  • New VBA helper code to retrieve XLS Padlock System ID from VBA.
  • New advanced option to disable display of debugging information in case of runtime errors detected by the VBA compiler.
  • New VBA helper code to allow other Excel instances to access secure workbook and companion files (see user guide).
  • Improved support for High DPI screens and multi-monitors.
  • Fixed: right click was sometimes no more working on worksheet tabs.
  • Fixed: sometimes, license files could not be created.
  • Fixed: validation could wrongly expire keys with a given number of runs.
  • Updated user guide (added new sections about using arrays and error handling in VBA compiler, new VBA code extensions...)
  • Updated core components.
  • Minor improvements.
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