have you tried tomahawk t:selectItems ???
No, I was acutally using the jsf/core f:selectItems..
Is it working with tomahawk t:selectItems?
Discussed numerous times and describen in specification and developer guide..
comboBox designed as an input component with client side suggestions. Not a select one. So only value taken from selectItems in order to defined both representation and value. In general selectItems support added only for declarative definition possibility. suggestedValues binding attribute could be pointed to some List of suggestions.
I use now a converter. The converter provides the values as Strings:
Firstname Lastname (contactId)
After selection the contactId is extracted out of the brackets. This allows me to reselect the contact by the id. This seems not to be the best solutions but it works out for me.