C# · Dynamics CRM 2011 · Plugin

CRM 2011: Programmatically Filter/Hide Entity Views using Plugin

I had to filter pre-defined views used only for subgrids in forms so they don’t appear in views selection on entity grid.

To easily mark those views that should not appear, I have prefixed their names with the word ‘Hidden’.

The next step is to create a Plugin that filters views with the word ‘Hidden’ on retrieve multiple event of savedquery entity (synchronous pre-stage of course).

public void Execute(IServiceProvider serviceProvider)
	// Obtain the execution context from the service provider.
	IPluginExecutionContext context = (IPluginExecutionContext)serviceProvider.GetService(typeof(IPluginExecutionContext));

	// The InputParameters collection contains all the data passed in the message request.
	if (context.InputParameters.Contains("Query") && context.InputParameters["Query"] is QueryExpression)
		QueryExpression qe = (QueryExpression)context.InputParameters["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%");

Cheers – Sy


4 thoughts on “CRM 2011: Programmatically Filter/Hide Entity Views using Plugin

  1. Thank you for the post. Can you use a plugin to hide a tab or a section on a form inplace of Javascript?

  2. Hi there, i am implementing the same code as yours in Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2016 on prem but no change occurs in the views. could you please help me out? thanks

    1. Hi Amna,

      The plugin should still work in CRM 2016 as the mechanism is still the same. Can you tell me what you have done?


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