In MSCRM 3.0 to hide system view just took a simple trick to the system. In MSCRM 4.0 Microsoft removed the work around now not letting you get rid of unused or unwanted system views. Doing some searches I found 2 different System View Hiding Plugins but I did not Like having to recompile or edit XML outside of CRM to get rid of the View. So looking over the code on MSDN and Darren's CRM Blog, I decided to Modify Darren's Code not to look at pre built into the code GUIDs. Instead I changed the Query expression to look at the name column (CRM View name and not bring in views starting with "Hidden".) once the plugin is in Open an Entity and open the unwanted view and open properties to rename and add Hidden to the beginning and then save and publish and it is gone from User's site. Make sure not to try and hide all views or System Required views as it will throw errors in trying to do so.
To use this you will need Visual Studio 2005 or VS 2008. You will also need the CRM 4.0 SDK for Plugin Registration tool and 2 DDLs (microsoft.crm.sdk.dll and microsoft.crm.sdktypeproxy.dll. The code create a Class Library using C#. The DLL from the SDK are needed as added references to the Assembly.
Information to Register Plugin:
To install you must have the Microsoft Plugin Registration Tool from The SDK.
Register the assembly
Then register a new step.
Primary Entity: savequery
Eventing Pipline: Pre Stage
Execution Mode: Synchronous
Step Deployment: Server You can also add Offline
Triggering Pipeline: Parent Pipeline
The source code:
public class CCHideViewsPlugin : IPlugin
public void Execute(IPluginExecutionContext context)
/*Removed GUID Build from here*/
/*orginal Idea came from http://msdynamicscrm-e.blogspot.com/2008/02/hiding-view-in-crm-40-using-plug-in.html */
if (context.InputParameters != null)
/*only apply this action if the query is for 'views' or saved queries*/
QueryExpression qe = (QueryExpression)context.InputParameters.Properties[ParameterName.Query];
if (qe.EntityName == "savedquery")
if (qe.Criteria != null)
if (qe.Criteria.Conditions != null)
/*The query is edited to look at views not starting with "Hidden" at the begining of the View Name*/
ConditionExpression queryCondition = new ConditionExpression("name", ConditionOperator.NotLike, "Hidden%");
context.InputParameters.Properties[ParameterName.Query] = qe;