I love using the HintProperties.Hint for controls like a TextBox and ComboBox but recently I also tried it with a ListBox and it does not seem to work. No suprise but my suggestion would be to add allow the HintProperties.Hint to work for a ListBox. Our use case is our ListBoxes have what we call an "Empty Message" that shows a message (hint) that is center/center on the ListBox to let the user know some extra information when a ListBox is empty. It gives them a "hint" as to how to add items to the list. If this was allowed we would also use the HintTemplate because sometimes we add more than just text, for example a HyperLink or Button.