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does anyone know if there will be a Wrox Box 4?

I would love to get something like that, but the latest collection of Wrox books seems to be the release for 3.5. I really need to get up to date with the latest version of .NET.

I'm not sure if there will be a Wrox Box 4 though, because it looks like Wiley is now publishing Wrox books under Wiley, and not Wrox anymore.

So it looks like I'm going to have to go with Professional ASP.NET 4 in C# Instead of the Wrox Box 3.5

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Unless someone from the publisher comes by and posts, any answer will simply be speculation. I can't see how this question is constructive. –  ChrisF Feb 1 '11 at 9:56
@ChrisF: Funnily enough, looks like someone from Wrox put up an answer. :) –  Anna Lear Feb 1 '11 at 14:10
@Anna - Yes - well that's told me ;) –  ChrisF Feb 1 '11 at 14:22
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it does not appear to be about a conceptual programming problem as described in the help center. –  durron597 Jul 19 at 23:47

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I'm the associate publisher at Wrox and here's what we have: The old "boxes" have been replaced by e-book versions this time. For Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/NET-Wrox-eBook-Bundle-ebook/dp/B004A14TX4 This bundle contains 5 .NET 4 books plus a 6th SQL Server Programming book as a bonus. Amazon US currently retails it for under $100.

We released it to all ebook retailers but so far, Amazon is the only one I see carrying it.

All of the related books are included (ASP.NET 4, C# 4, VB 2010, VS 2010, and WPF 4) and we were the first publisher to have all of these updated for the new version.

Also, FYI, Wiley bought Wrox in 2003. So those great .NET 2 and .NET 3.5 Wrox boxes you like from 2005 and 2008 were all published by the same Wrox/Wiley combination.

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Excellent. Thanks for letting me know, now I know I can just go for it and grab the books, and not wait for the Box. I don't have a Kindle so I'm just gonna grab the hard copies. I knew a while back that Wrox belongs to Wiley, but at the store where I shop the publisher was still Wrox until .NET 4, and now its listed as Wiley, so I thought maybe there was more of a shuffle. –  333Mhz Feb 3 '11 at 6:34

I don't know what Wiley's plans are, but it seems that out of the Wrox Box, the only book to have been updated to a new version so far is the Professional ASP.NET book. They'd have to update the other 4 books too before they can release the full box - which I'm guessing takes time (if they will do it at all).

If you're looking for this soonish, you're probably better off buying just the one updated book. Otherwise, you can wait.

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