How to disable editing in textbox to prevent user inputting in Excel?
This article is talking about disabling editing in a textbox (ActiveX Control) or multiple textboxes (ActiveX Control) to prevent user inputting in Excel.
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This section will show you to change a textbox’s properties to disable editing of this textbox. Please do as follows.
1. Turn on the Design Mode by clicking Developer > Design Mode. See screenshot:
2. Right-click the textbox and click Properties from the context menu as below screenshot shown.
3. In the opening Properties dialog box, select False in the Enabled box and then close the Properties dialog box. See screenshot:
Now the selected textbox is gray and unable to edit.
If you want to disable editing in multiple textboxes in a worksheet, please apply the below VBA code.
1. In the worksheet contains multiple checkboxes you need to disable editing, click Developer > Insert > Check Box (ActiveX Control) to insert a checkbox into the worksheet. See screenshot:
2. Right-click the checkbox and select View Code from the context menu. See screenshot:
3. In the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please replace the original code with below VBA code.
VBA code: Disable editing in multiple textboxes
Private Sub CheckBox1_Click() Dim xTextBox As OLEObject Dim xFlag As Boolean Dim I As Long Dim xArr xArr = Array("TextBox1", "TextBox2", "TextBox3") xFlag = True If Me.CheckBox1 Then xFlag = False For Each xTextBox In ActiveSheet.OLEObjects If TypeName(xTextBox.Object) = "TextBox" Then For I = 0 To UBound(xArr) If xTextBox.Name = xArr(I) Then xTextBox.Enabled = xFlag End If Next End If Next End Sub
1. In the code, CheckBox1 is the name of your inserted checkbox. And TextBox1, TextBox2, and TextBox3 are the textboxes you will disable editing in the worksheet. Please change them as you need.
2. For disabling editing for more textboxes, please add the textbox name embracing with double quotes into the line xArr = Array("TextBox1", "TextBox2", "TextBox3").
4. Then save and close the code, turn off the Design Mode, now, checking the checkbox will make all specified textboxes unable to edit in worksheet. See screenshot:
Note: If you uncheck the checkbox, the textboxes can be edited again.
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