I have an ASP.NET 1.1 ddl that I'd rather not post all the records in the table to it. It's huge, +53,000 records.

I did try this post in the ASP.NET forum, so I'm not trying to double post. I've just been given the advice to use AJAX.

I'm trying to look for something like "type ahead" where the user types in the first or second character of the list, then the list is populated.

So, if the user starts to type "C", then all the people with a last name of "C" will show, and if they then type and "o", so the value is now "Co", all users with a last name of "Co" will show.

Anyone had any experience with this?

thanks!