WireBox mappings only work if you’re asking WireBox to create the object for you. Specifying a CFC as the binding to a ColdFusion input tag is tantamount to creating it with createObject(). The core of ColdFusion doesn’t know anything about WireBox, and it doesn’t ask WireBox to get the object either. Therefore, tags like cfinput that need a fully qualified CFC path. If you try really hard, you might be able to get the “autoSuggest” mapping bean out of the WireBox binder and ask it what it is mapped to, but I’ve never tried that.