In general, the widget is designed to select an item based on the value. This mapping is done using DataValueField
option. Indeed, before widget was selecting Enum value using its string representation, but this behavior had been working by chance. The correct way to select widget's value is to use int
value of the Enum. Check the attached test demo.
The change was introduced in Q2 2015 release
when we added support for selecting value honoring datasource item type.
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