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    Custom Ribbonx and Setting Visibility of Groups?

    I've learned a ton in the last year, and getting better at searching out my own answers, but currently stuck on this one.

    I have an Excel Addin that includes some customized RibbonX code to create a 'Department' menu of macros (with callbacks) and functions that are specific to my office department.

    Now I want to add to that Department Menu another group, but it should ONLY show when a specific workbook is open. That 'specific' workbook can and will have a different name depending on the user. But I think I should be able to read the Workbook doc properties to work around the file name.

    So, I'm thinking the following, but not sure yet if feasible or not.

    Is it possible to have some sort of Workbook Change event included in your Addin File? And then the Addin File can then set the visibility of a Menu group depending upon what Workbook is open?

    I'm searching around now, both here and the web. But any early help would be great.

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    Re: Custom Ribbonx and Setting Visibility of Groups?

    You can capture application events in your addin and then execute you ribbon code.
    http://www.cpearson.com/Excel/AppEvent.aspx
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    Re: Custom Ribbonx and Setting Visibility of Groups?

    Thanks Andy

    I've started experimenting and trying to learn more on Application Events but currently struggling a little.

    I created 2 files, one called TestAppEvents.xlsm and One called Sample.xlsm.

    And in my TestAppEvents.xlsm file I created the following class module. I also included the same code in the ThisWorkbook of the file.

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    But currently, when I open up the Sample.xlsm file and try to go back and forth between the two workbooks, I do not see a message.

    Am I even on the right track in learning how to use an application event?

    Edit..... Made a little progress as I was not aware I needed to also first include the below. Now I think I need to learn to set the visibility of the ribbon item.

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    Re: Custom Ribbonx and Setting Visibility of Groups?

    I have made some progress on this little project, but could possibly now use some help or advice.
    To summarize, I am trying to Show/Hide a specific menu group in a Custom Tab (that is created with Ribbonx) so that it only shows for a specific department workbook. And the workbook file could have many different files name as it based off a department template file.

    I can get the that menu group now to hide and unhide using the App_WorkbookActivate Event and checking on a file name. But when I try to have the WorkbookActivate event read a CustomDocumentProperty it gives an Invalid Procedure Error when I launch Excel.

    I believe the issue is that I need to somehow first check if that CustomDocuementProperty exist before attempting to read its value? But Iím not certain yet on how to do that.
    This is the code used in the App_WorkbookActive

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    And I know the CustomDocProp exists as I can debug.print it in the departments template file

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    Re: Custom Ribbonx and Setting Visibility of Groups?

    I've been experimenting further, and have found I can get this to work if I use the BuiltInDocumentProperties, but will not work if I try and use a CustomBuiltProperty.

    So this works

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    But I try and create a customdocproperty, it will give an error even though the customproperty and value does exist?

    Has anyone come across this before?
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