MCP23008 control with VB.NET

I am trying to control the MCP23008 device (8-bit open collector relay driver) via a USB to I2C Converter. I am working on a Windows 10 platform using VB.NET 2013. I was hoping that there would be a library to control the device without digging into individual register commands. The NCD Component Library seems like a good start, but I couldn’t find command structures for this device, although other devices such as ProXR products seem well supported. Do you have any VB examples for this product?