Is the clientarea so deeply coupled to the WinForms framework that it really cannot be programmatically changed?
– Jens, Apr 4 '14 at 12:16

It is deeply coupled to the way Windows works. You certainly can change the client area, you have to handle the WM_NCCALCSIZE message in an override for WndProc(). It is unpleasant.
– Hans Passant Apr 4 '14 at 14:10

Ok, I will look into that but I guess it’s not worth it to implement a bunch of unknown deathtraps for some added comfort in this application. Thanks.
– Jens Apr 4 '14 at 14:45