Transparent background when editing text

I have a Textblock with Editable set to True (the code is very similar to that found in the Flowchart sample).

However when editing the text the textbox made available to the user has a transparent background resulting in the edited label and the existing label being rendered at the same time. I can’t really see how my code differs from that in the Flowchart sample so I was wondering if this had been seen before and if there were any likely candidates for why it is happening?

Perhaps you have CSS styling defined on HTML textarea elements?

Oddly enough, the textarea had been defined with a transparent background in CSS! Thanks for saving me hours of debugging.