You can delete views and folders from a Management Pack that is not sealed. The following example demonstrates how to delete a view and a folder that were previously created.

Visual Basic  Copy Code
Imports System
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Collections.ObjectModel
Imports Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement
Imports Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration
Imports Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common
Imports Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Monitoring


Namespace SDKSamples
	Class Program
		Public Overloads Shared Function Main(ByVal args() As String) As Integer

			Dim mg As ManagementGroup
			mg = New ManagementGroup("localhost")

			Try

				DeleteView(mg, "SampleView1")
				DeleteFolder(mg, "SampleFolder")

			Catch err As MonitoringException

				Console.WriteLine(err.Message)
			End Try
		End Function

		'---------------------------------------------------------------------
		Private Shared Sub DeleteFolder( _
			ByVal mg As ManagementGroup, _
			ByVal folderDisplayName As String)

			Dim folders As ReadOnlyCollection(Of MonitoringFolder)
			Dim folderCriteria As MonitoringFolderCriteria
			Dim folder As MonitoringFolder

			folderCriteria = New MonitoringFolderCriteria( _
				String.Format("DisplayName='{0}'", folderDisplayName))
			folders = mg.GetMonitoringFolders(folderCriteria)

			If (folders.Count <> 1) Then
				Throw New ApplicationException("Failed to retrieve the specified folder")
			End If

			folder = folders(0)

			If (folder.GetManagementPack().Sealed) Then

				Throw New ApplicationException( _
					"Its not possible to delete folders in a sealed management pack")
			End If

			' Mark the folder for deletion.
			folder.Status = ManagementPackElementStatus.PendingDelete

			' Commit the changes.
			folder.GetManagementPack().AcceptChanges()
		End Sub

		'---------------------------------------------------------------------
		Private Shared Sub DeleteView( _
			ByVal mg As ManagementGroup, _
			ByVal viewDisplayName As String)

			Dim views As ReadOnlyCollection(Of MonitoringView)
			Dim viewCriteria As MonitoringViewCriteria
			Dim view As MonitoringView

			viewCriteria = New MonitoringViewCriteria( _
				String.Format("DisplayName='{0}'", viewDisplayName))
			views = mg.GetMonitoringViews(viewCriteria)

			If (views.Count <> 1) Then

				Throw New ApplicationException("Failed to retrieve the specified view")
			End If

			view = views(0)

			If (view.GetManagementPack().Sealed) Then

				Throw New ApplicationException( _
					"Its not possible to delete views in a sealed management pack")
			End If

			' Mark the view for deletion.
			view.Status = ManagementPackElementStatus.PendingDelete

			' Commit the changes.
			view.GetManagementPack().AcceptChanges()
		End Sub
	End Class
End Namespace
C#  Copy Code
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Collections.ObjectModel;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Common;
using Microsoft.EnterpriseManagement.Configuration;

namespace SDKSamples
{
	class Program
	{
		static void Main(string[] args)
		{
			ManagementGroup mg;
			mg = new ManagementGroup("localhost");

			try
			{
				DeleteView(mg, "SampleView1");
				DeleteFolder(mg, "SampleFolder");
		}
			catch (MonitoringException error)
			{
				Console.WriteLine(error.Message);
		}
	}

		//---------------------------------------------------------------------
		private static void DeleteFolder(
			ManagementGroup mg,
			string folderDisplayName
			)
		{
			ReadOnlyCollection<MonitoringFolder> folders;
			MonitoringFolderCriteria folderCriteria;
			MonitoringFolder folder;

			folderCriteria = new MonitoringFolderCriteria(
				string.Format("DisplayName='{0}'", folderDisplayName));
			folders = mg.GetMonitoringFolders(folderCriteria);

			if (folders.Count != 1)
			{
				throw new ApplicationException("Failed to retrieve the specified folder");
		}

			folder = folders[0];

			if (folder.GetManagementPack().Sealed)
			{
				throw new ApplicationException(
					"Its not possible to delete folders in a sealed management pack");
		}

			// Mark the folder for deletion.
			folder.Status = ManagementPackElementStatus.PendingDelete;

			// Commit the changes.
			folder.GetManagementPack().AcceptChanges();
	}

		//---------------------------------------------------------------------
		private static void DeleteView(
			ManagementGroup mg,
			string viewDisplayName
			)
		{
			ReadOnlyCollection<MonitoringView> views;
			MonitoringViewCriteria viewCriteria;
			MonitoringView view;

			viewCriteria = new MonitoringViewCriteria(
				string.Format("DisplayName='{0}'", viewDisplayName));
			views = mg.GetMonitoringViews(viewCriteria);

			if (views.Count != 1)
			{
				throw new ApplicationException("Failed to retrieve the specified view");
		}

			view = views[0];

			if (view.GetManagementPack().Sealed)
			{
				throw new ApplicationException(
					"Its not possible to delete views in a sealed management pack");
		}

			// Mark the view for deletion.
			view.Status = ManagementPackElementStatus.PendingDelete;

			// Commit the changes.
			view.GetManagementPack().AcceptChanges();
	}
}
}

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