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Can the screen used to "Convert Lead" be changed?

I want to use visual force to modify this screen and add one of my custom fields to it.  is this possible?  I am not sure what controller I need to extend.  Please offer your advise.

I think you would need to create a VF page with a custom controller. The standard controllers are for Objects, while Lead Conversion is really a wizard.

You would need to create the methods for finding possible matches for Account and Contact. Then you could use the LeadConvert method in Apex to actually do the conversion.

I created a lead conversion utility with an S-Control, and I was able to get lots of control over the conversion process. Should be even easier in VF.

I've started with developing Visualforce and Apex a few weeks ago. Now my first problem is also how to change the lead convert function. I read a lot of threads, that it is possible to "overwrite" this function, but I don't know how to do this. Do someone have any "examplecode" for me?
Did you ever find any examples?
could you please share the code?