Dynamically create object determined at runtime

I have an application with a bunch of crystal reports.  Is it possible to dynamically create my report object from one of several reports?

Something like

Reports in the project:
Report1.rpt
Report2.rpt
Report3.rpt
Report4.rpt

Usually, I do this:
Dim rptTest As Report1
rptTest = New Report1

But, can I do something like this?

dim strReport as string = "Report3"   'or retrieved from the database, etc.
dim rptTest as (something determined by the value of strReport)
rptTest = New (that thing determined by the value of strReport)
pdraighAsked:
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Mikal613Commented:
can you be more specific?

If the value is 2 then you wanna create Report2?
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pdraighAuthor Commented:
Correct.  I want to create the correct report object based on the value of my string without using a big long if...elseif...elseif.  
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Mikal613Commented:
your gonna have to do a select case and run it as that
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Mikal613Commented:
callbyname good answer
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