TextField and Label wont work with enum

Hi my Bean has a “Status” field, it is a Java enum.

public class InvitoNoSoa implements Invito {

    private Status status;


public enum Status {

binding this field to a TextField and to Label both they works when reading value from Bean, but they both throws an

Caused by: com.vaadin.data.Property$ConversionException: java.lang.NoSuchMethodException: my.packege.Status.<init>(java.lang.String)

when they tries to update status when bean status changes.

Even I tried to us Status enum with String label into constructsr like this

public enum Status {
    NEW("Nuovo"), WORKING("In Lavorazione"), CLOSED("Chiuso");

    final String label;

    Status(final String label) {
        this.label = label;

    public String toString() {
        return label;

but unfortunetly neither it works.

So is there a workaround or it is impossible to use properly enum in Vaadin forms?


Java enum constructors can only be called within the enum declaration.

One option would be to use a PropertyFormatter as a wrapper for the property data source of the field. It can convert between a String representation and your enum, using valueOf() and toString(). Note that the UI may return string values that are not legal values for the enum.

This is not really ideal, though - you need to wrap the property somewhere.