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Security Function

The security function for a macro feature is optional for a VBA-based macro feature, but required for a COM-based macro feature. This function:

  • Obtains the IMacroFeatureData object from the input Feature object

  • Obtains parameters from the IMacroFeatureData object

  • Processes the inputs according to the security preferences of the feature:

    • All work should be designed with the return value in mind.
    • The inputs will be useful for determining the return value.
  • Returns values that are a combination of the values in swMacroFeatureSecurityOptions_e


This following example illustrates a VBA-based security function.


Public Function swmSecurity(app As Variant, part As Variant, feature As Variant) As Variant

' If the file security.txt exists, then enable displaying a note

' for the macro feature

' See IFeatureManager::InsertSecurityNote for more information about

' notes and macro features


    Dim nSecurityOptions As swMacroFeatureSecurityOptions_e


    nSecurityOptions = swMacroFeatureSecurityByDefault

    Dim fso As FileSystemObject


    If (fso Is Nothing) Then

        Set fso = New Scripting.FileSystemObject

    End If


    If (Not (fso Is Nothing)) Then

        If (fso.FileExists("C:\Test\MacroFeatureSamples\security.txt")) Then

            nSecurityOptions = nSecurityOptions Or swMacroFeatureSecurityEnableNote

        End If

    End If


    swmSecurity = nSecurityOptions


End Function

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