—I do not know how to Write Code—

Then let me Present Fugleboka:

Split Page app for WIndows 8
Split Page app for Windows 8

Split Page app works well when you have Several Groups (Bird Categories) and Birds (Category-Items)
Check it out here: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/nb-no/app/fugleboka/e1e04b69-4980-475f-a970-a8e770a080b0
CREDS to @digitaldias for helping out with the code which enables sound

—THIS MUST BE ONE OF THE EASIEST APP TO MAKE—

CREATE TEMPLATE
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This is how you create Your Split Page app by just replacing code.

1. Run Visual Studio – New Project
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2. Select C# (does not really matter, you will not write code anyhow)
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3. Give your app a name
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4. Click Ok

Now you have actually created all that is needed for the app in terms of code. If you press run, the app will start. Remember, never mess with app name or solution name. Give it one name and stick with it.

FIND MATERIALS
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Following need to be replaced:
Group Pictures (Bird category) USE BING
Item Pictures (Birds) – USE BING
App Logo – USE BING AND PAINT
Information about the bird – USE BING
Capabilities and Language – JUST FOLLOW MY GUIDE

GROUP PICTURES
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Navigate to the SampleDataSource.cs and find this code in your sample app, about line 262
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Find this text and start to replace it:
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Like this:
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Run the project to see your results:
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Include a picture in the asset folder by dragging and dropping a picture from a folder on your computer to the “Asset” folder in the Solution Explorer

Then refer to that picture in the code like this:
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ITEM PICTURES
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Go about the same way for individual items.
find this code:
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Create your first bird, e.g. Vampirebat (always use one word, no spaces or special characters)
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Notice here that I have changed ITEM_CONTENT to VAMPIREBAT this word now refers to a string a little further up. It is in this string that you write in depth information about the Vampire Bat. As is now, the code will not run. Find this string now:
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Now, add the similar string VAMPIREBAT do not remove the ITEM_CONTENT since all the “empty templates” require this string.
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Notice the repetition,
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Further above in the VAMPIREBAT string you see a lot of \n
\n = breaks the line
\n\n = a new line and a space between
{0} = means the content of the first line

INFORMATION ABOUT BIRD
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Find a website with info, e.g. Wikipedia.com, copy a paragraph and paste it here:
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Find an other paragraph and adjust the string as in the picture, then run the code.

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This can all be fixed with adding some extra \n like this:
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RUN CODE:
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NOW, see the pattern? Start Coding and replace all the categories and content.

FUGLEBOKA:

APP LOGO
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Find a Picture for your app, preferably a white background With a logo in the center and best to use a square picture.
If you want to change the app logo when you start the app go to Assets in Solution Explorer and find the files there. Notice you want to change the colors and content off all these files by opening in Paint and copy pasting from Bing. WARNING: DO NOT CHANGE SIZE, keep the file size to the same e.g. 30×30 or 50×50. If you mess that up, the app wont run.
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CAPABILITIES AND LANGUAGE
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Before you can submit your app, there are two things to make sure you have entered correctly.

Find this in your solution explorer:
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Under language make sure it reflect language you write information in or your app will not pass certification

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Select Capabilities and UNCHECK everything or your app will not pass certification
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SUBMIT IT!

2 other apps created this way:
SOPPBOKA: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/nb-NO/app/11298cb2-508f-4315-85bf-97c6ea809666
FISKEBOKA: http://apps.microsoft.com/windows/nb-no/app/fiskeboka/b9eb2441-ee6d-4c62-bcc1-0e16075f4767

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