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This is going to be really hard to example but I am going to try my best. This is an example of a database that I would use to do what I want:

| WordID | StrWord |
    1 wood
    2 food
    3 feed

Example 1: On my ASP webpage I would want to have a form text field. If I would start to type the letter "w" it would search the database and the first recordset it found that has the letter "w" as the first letter. It then would display the rest of the word in a diffrent color font. So it would be something like this: wood. Then if I would type "wo" it would look something like this: wood.

Example two: If i would type "f" it would display feed. (because the second "e" becomes before "o") then if i would type "o" then it would look something like this: food.

I think this has to be possible..... But I have NO clue even how to being...? Any Help would be GREAT. I figure that i would have to use javascript too.

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This is not a small answer, nor is there a single way of doing this. The basic structure is you have an HTML textbox that the user types search in and a button for them to click when they are done. When they click the button a javascript fires that posts the data to the server (this could be done through form post, XMLHTTP post to another ASP, etc.). Upon receiving the post the ASP page queries the database through the business layer (generally a VB COM dll though you could do it directly through ASP in a small solution). The ASP then converts the return to HTML which is posted in a DIV tag. For more information you will need to POST a more specific question.

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