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Oracle uses Sapphire in Oracle Enterprise Pack for Eclipse (OEPE) to build editors for a variety of XML configuration files for products such as WebLogic Server, Coherence and ADF. Increasingly, Sapphire is also used to build wizards, dialogs, property pages and other forms.

Editor for weblogic.xml configuration file. The editor has a form page and a source page linked together by a Sapphire model.
Editor for ADF taskflows. The editor has a diagram page, a form page, and a source page linked together by a Sapphire model. When a node is selected in the diagram, further detail can be seen in the properties view. The content of the properties view is also rendered by Sapphire.
Launch configuration for Coherence. In this case, a tabbed panel rendered by Sapphire is embedded inside an existing dialog.
Wizard for creating database tables built entirely with Sapphire. It has multiple pages to walk the user through the process of defining columns, keys, indexes, etc.

Java EE Configuration Editors Project

Java EE Configuration Editors Project is an effort to provide editors for common Java EE configuration files (such as web.xml and application.xml) as part of Eclipse Web Tools Platform. The initial focus is on the web.xml editor.

An interesting aspect of these editors is the need to handle multiple versions of the Java EE specification and the need to merge content from the XML file and Java annotations.

Editor for web.xml configuration file. This screen capture was taken while holding down CTRL key and hovering over a class name. Clicking on the link opens the class in question. This is one example where Sapphire goes beyond the user experience achievable with stock SWT controls.