Getting the listBox item at a given index location

I have trouble getting the object associated with the given index of a listBox, unles I explicitly set the index ahead of time.

For example, I need to ...

listBox.SeletedIndex = 1;
Object object = listBox.SelectedItem

The problem with this is that you can see the listBox scroll through the choices, and it looks dumb.  

How do I simply get the item at a known index location.

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ListBox.Items[k], where k is the known index location.

For example,

                  int pos = listBox1.Items.Count-2;
                  string selItem = listBox1.Items[pos].ToString();

you will not see any flicker or scrolling - I tested with at 25553-item list box

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