This is my simple use case. I search for a Contact, if the search does not yield results I give the option of creating a new Contact. On clicking it, create a new Contact page is shown. Now here is the problem, I want to prepopulate the Account Name field. Is there any way to do this?
You can create a custom Visualforce page for adding a new Contact and override the new button for contact. This Visualforce page can pre-populate the Account Name field