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Visual Basic 2012 code to reference text box with variable

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I need to end up with this:
lblBox1.text = "X"

This is my attempt:
strBox1Position = "1"
("lblBox" & strBox1Position).text = "X"

I'm getting "syntax error"

Thanks,
Brooks
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Question by:gbnorton
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by:rawinnlnx9
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It's all case sensitive.

I'm fairly sure if you do this in vb it's:

lblBox1.Text = "1"
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by:rawinnlnx9
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You should read all of this: http://www.vbtutor.net/lesson3.html
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by:gbnorton
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I see I poorly described by problem.  I want to select a control by concatenating its root name with a suffix.  

lblBox1.text
lblBox2.text
lblBox3.text
...

This way I can cycle through my controls and change them.
for i = 1 to 10
"lblBox" & Cstr(i).text = "X"
next
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Dim cnt As Integer = 1

For Each control As Control In Controls
   If TypeOf control Is Label Then
	   If control.Name = "lblBox" & cnt.ToString() Then
		   control.Text = "X"
                   cnt += 1		   
	   End If
   End If
Next control

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Jacques Bourgeois (James Burger) earned 2000 total points
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Controls("lblBox" & strBox1Position).text = "X"
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by:Ark
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strictly speaking
Container.Controls("lblBox" & strBox1Position).text = "X"
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by:gbnorton
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Prefect!  Thanks!
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