how to automate navigation in an already compiled java applet

I'm trying to find a way to autonavigate to a certain location of a java applet.  The software is the Johnson Controls Metasys system.  It allows you to log into a web address, then it loads a java applet that you can visually see temperature controls and other such HVAC equipment.  What i would like to do is write a script, (java, vb) that will open up an internet explorer browser in the background, log into the site with proper username and password, and then navigate to the desired location.   THen i'd like to have an additional file (doesn't matter what it is) that when i activate it, it makes the current hidden browser appear.  I've attached the vbscript code that i currently have started.  Any help would be much welcomed.  THanks in advance!
Dim objShell, objIE
Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
objIE.navigate "http://192.168.1.43/metasys/runapplet.htm"
objIE.Visible=true
 
wscript.sleep 10000 'wait 2 seconds
objShell.SendKeys "egan" 
objShell.SendKeys "{TAB}"
Wscript.Sleep 100
objShell.SendKeys "egan"
objShell.SendKeys "{ENTER}"
set objIE=Nothing
Set objShell=Nothing

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aaronblumConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try using the Microsoft UI automation toolkit.  Description located here: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms771275.aspx

Alternatively, you might find it simplest to use one of the tools listed here for web testing.
http://www.softwareqatest.com/qatweb1.html

Best of luck.
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