XLS Padlock 2.4 available - December 29th, 2016

##Last software update in 2016 for XLS Padlock

Discover a new mean to protect your Excel workbooks with online activation, create registration forms for your customers, and much more. Upgrade is recommended for registered users with an active maintenance.

What’s new

  • New Online Activation feature to automate the retrieval of activation keys: the secure workbook can communicate with your website and download activation keys directly from the server instead of prompting end users. You must have set up the XLS Padlock Activation Kit on your web server to use this feature.
    • When the end user starts the application that uses online activation, a dialog box appears telling the user that an activation is required. This dialog box supersedes the “Enter Activation Key” dialog box.
    • The online activation dialog box can be customized at will: basic HTML text can be displayed (you can use HTML tags such as and so on), links and even form fields.
    • Create registration forms for your applications: customers must fill in the form before accessing the secure workbook. Form data is then sent to your web server.
    • In addition to the standard XLS Padlock Key Generator in PHP, we also provide registered users with the XLS Padlock Activation Kit for free. This package contains a basic PHP web application that receives data from the secure workbook, generates appropriate activation keys and sends them back to the application. Thus, everything is automated. A dedicated user guide is included too. This web application can be enhanced and customized at will.
    • Manual activation can be allowed or not for end users who may not have an active Internet connection.
  • Secure save files can now have custom extensions instead of .XLSC.
  • New option: Do not allow other instances of Excel when opening the protected workbook.
  • New option: Disable PDF/XPS Export options in Excel.
  • Improved hardware-locking feature: you can now select one or more hardware components to generate unique system IDs.
  • New method to generate system IDs based on MAC address.
  • New advanced option: Maximize Excel window at startup
  • New variables to retrieve EXE File Version and Product Version fields with VBA code (see VBA extension in our user guide for samples).
  • The Personal XLSB files are no more loaded when opening a protected workbook.
  • Improved compiled VBA code handling when you install a new version of XLS Padlock.
  • XLS Padlock now tests if a provided custom icon file is valid or not before starting the real compilation.
  • Added profile loading/saving to the stand-alone Key Generator.
  • Fixed: in some cases, the “Load previous changes” window would not show up.
  • Fixed license text editor problems on Large DPI screens.
  • Updated user guide.
  • Updated our code signing tool GSignCode.
  • Minor improvements.

Backward Compatibility

Due to the improved hardware-locking system ID generator, you must resend activation keys to your existing customers if you rebuild your EXE files made with a previous version of XLS Padlock.

XLS Padlock is software for protecting your Excel workbooks, VBA code and formulas.
XLS Padlock works as an Excel compiler that allows you to turn your Excel workbooks into secure applications (XLS to EXE). A lot of security options and customization possibilities. Learn more about our Excel workbook protection software.

Free fully-functional trial available at https://www.xlspadlock.com/download

More information at https://www.xlspadlock.com