/MERGE (Combine Sections)



The /MERGE option combines the first section (from) with the second section (to), naming the resulting section to. For example, /merge:.rdata=.text.

If the second section does not exist, LINK renames the section from as to.

The /MERGE option is useful for creating VxDs and overriding the compiler-generated section names.

To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment

  1. Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Set C++ compiler and build properties in Visual Studio.

  2. Select the Configuration Properties > Linker > Advanced property page.

  3. Modify the Merge Sections property.

To set this linker option programmatically

  1. See MergeSections.

See also

MSVC linker reference
MSVC Linker Options