I'm a new Wicket using trying to figure out how to populate a form's
initial value with data from a bean (that is in the session already).
I've actually got it working, but I don't think I'm doing the best way.
public final class EmployeeMain extends BasePage {
    public EmployeeMain() {
        super ();
        Form employeeForm=new Form("employeeContactForm");
        Contact contact=getEmployeeSession().getEmployee().getEmpInfo();
employeeForm.setModel(new CompoundPropertyModel(contact));
        add(new TextField("firstName",new
        add(new TextField("lastName"));


My issue is with this line:
    add(new TextField("firstName",new Model(contact.getFirstName())));
Should I have to set the model even though I'm binding the form to a
bean has this property?
What is the correct way to handle setting the initial form value from a



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