[IronPython] Newbie: convert string to python expression??

xkrja kristian.jaksch at gmail.com
Tue Dec 16 12:14:38 CET 2008

Thanks for the reply. This is what I have:

def inputBox_KeyDown(s, e):
    root.message.Text = ''
    key = e.Key.value__
    if key == 3:
        result = eval(root.inputBox.Text)
        root.message.Text = str(result)

eval() seems to work sometimes. For example if the text in the textbox is
1+1 . But if the text for example is a=1 i get an error "Unexpected token
'=' " (This is in Ironpython studio). I guess it is because a=1 is not an
expression. What should I use then? What if I don't know what the user will
type in? 

Thanks again!
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