VB.Net: Disappearing text in textboxes

Several of my projects contain multiline textboxes with scrollbars, and when you mouse over the textbox in Vista/2008 the text will disappear. This is a known issue from VB.Net 2005 (and it still occurs in 2008):

VS Feedback: Multiline text box problems

There is no fix available for it yet, but there are two workarounds:

  1. Change the border style to None or Fixed Single, or
  2. Parent the textbox in a new panel that does not have a transparent background.

Hard to believe that this hasn’t been fixed in VS.Net 2008, but maybe it’s a .Net issue instead of VS.

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