Thank you for your question above. Unfortumately you cannot use Formativ in the way you describe (i.e. add the Formativ type library to the references in a VB project and attempt to call the methods in the library). Formativ objects may only be consumed by itself, not by external development environments.
Formativ can consume COM automation objects. For example, you could create a COM object in VB and register it, then have Formativ create instances of the server and call methods on it. However, it doesn’t work the other way around.
If you have an extensive existing code-base that you wish to integrate with GroupWise, you may need to use the GroupWise API’s directly from your VB application.
I hope this helps.