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Divya GoelDivya Goel 

Code in the VF Guide is giving error

I used following code given in guide for page and extension class. Refer Page 53 on New guide of VF The Error I am getting is :
Method does not exist or incorrect signature: [ApexPages.StandardController].getRecord() at line 7 column 22
public class myControllerExtension {
private final Account acct;
// The extension constructor initializes the private member
// variable acct by using the getRecord method from the standard
// controller.
public myControllerExtension(ApexPages.StandardController stdController) {
this.acct = (Account)stdController.getRecord();
public String getGreeting() {
return 'Hello ' + + ' (' + + ')';

The following Visualforce markup shows how the controller extension from above can be used in a page:

<apex:page standardController="Account" extensions="myControllerExtension">
{!greeting} <p/>
<apex:inputField value="{!}"/> <p/>
<apex:commandButton value="Save" action="{!save}"/>
<SCRIPT type=text/javascript>function initSelectionInEditor() { setSelectionInEditor('Body', 301, 301) }setContentWindow(window);initSelectionInEditor();</SCRIPT>
I think you're looking at the preview documentation for Spring 08 release.   In the Winter 08 release, this method is called getSubject().

I am reading the summer 08 guide and it has the same code example as above.

It does not work.

I get an error saying:

System.SObjectException: SObject row was retrieved via SOQL without querying the requested field: Name

I have played witht the example and it does find the field ok, but none of the other fields (ie

How do I reference the other fields?