Editing templates, styles, scripts, and other resources within the Umbraco backoffice is certainly possible, as you have seen throughout the book. However, working with all of these assets and custom code outside of Umbraco is best practice. Luckily, Visual Studio provides you with plenty of toolsets to accomplish this. But why would you want to? Here are a couple reasons:
The instructions in this appendix are specific to Visual Studio 2010 but also apply to Visual Studio 2008. Earlier versions also support similar functionality, but the approach is different.