Issue with textbox hint

This is a weird one so sorry if I can't explain it well.

I have a textbox with a hint set up.

When I initialize the app the hint is there and I need to use backspace to delete the hint text so I can enter whatever text I want.

After this first use of the textbox, whenever the hint shows up again it immediately goes away when I start entering text in the textbox (which is the behavior I want). Why does this not happen on the very first occurence? [thanks and hope this makes sense]

My guess is, you entered the hint text in the designer not only in the hint property, but also in the text property. Just keep the text property empty...