XLS Padlock 2.0 is available

A major release of our Excel copy-protection and workbook security software is now available!

We recommend all users to upgrade if their maintenance hasn’t expired.

Go to http://www.xlspadlock.com for further information and downloads.

What’s new

  • Initial support for Excel 2016 preview (retail and Office 365), both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.
  • Applications are officially compatible with Windows 10.
  • New: support for alpha-blended PNG images - non-rectangular splash screens. Use 32-bit PNG to benefit from semi-transparency.
  • New option “Prevent access to VBA editor” in addition to “Lock VBA Project”.
  • New: you can set a maximum version of Excel compatible with your workbook.
  • New: you can display a nag screen for trial versions. The nag screen can also show remaining evaluation time for instance.
  • New “show nag screen” option in activation key generator.
  • New VBA API to suggest save filenames.
  • New VBA API to save encrypted Excel workbooks from VBA.
  • Improved expiration date algorithm.
  • Updated compression routines to make loading faster.
  • Improved loading time and formula protection.
  • New troubleshooting options available for advanced users and specific workbooks.
  • New option Perform a workbook recalculation at startup (formula protection troubleshooting).
  • New: a “Purchase Key Online” button can be displayed on the nag screen, opening the user’s web browser to a dedicated page and passing the unique system ID.
  • Fixed “Custom UI XML” error(s) when loading workbooks.
  • Fixed “The password you entered is not correct” error while loading workbooks with specific locale.
  • Fixed Enky SL dongles month expiration date bug.
  • Fixed access violation error when application title was set to “MY APPLICATION%SAVEFILENAME%” for instance.
  • Updated user guide.
  • Minor improvements.