when working on a web form in the vs.net ide, there seems to be a real
problem with obtaining a large vertical working area.

you can create controls and drag them past the bottom of the web form's edit
area, and (very slowly) the area will expand and scroll bars will appear (if
not present previously) ....

.... but this is slow and problematic ...

isn't there some way to specify that you'd like the total available vertical
area to be 2x or 3x or (etc) the size of the edit "viewport" ?