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Document Protection Dialogs

The Document Protection and Unprotect Document dialogs allow end-users to protect a document by specifying a password and removing protection from a document if the password is known.

You can provide end-users with the capability to invoke the Document Protection and Unprotect Document dialogs via the Protect toolbar or Ribbon page group. To do this, provide Bars or Ribbon UI for the RichEditControl (see How to: Create a Simple Word Processor with a Bar UI or How to: Create a Simple Word Processor with a Ribbon UI) and create the Protect toolbar or Ribbon page group from the Review group of bars.

To invoke these dialogs, you can use the ProtectDocumentCommand and UnprotectDocumentCommand commands.

To enforce document protection by setting the specified password in code or remove document protection without prompting or password entry, you can use the Document.Protect and Document.Unprotect methods.

To customize the default Start Enforcing Protection or Unprotect Document dialog (modify captions, set default dialog values, implement custom validation, etc.) or substitute it with completely new dialog, handle the RichEditControl.DocumentProtectionQueryNewPasswordFormShowing or RichEditControl.DocumentProtectionQueryPasswordFormShowing event. To get an example of the dialog replacement, refer to the How to: Customize the Search Form or How to: Customize the Hyperlink Form document.

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