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/MERGE (Combine Sections)

/MERGE:from=to

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 Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.

  2. Click the Linker folder.

  3. Click the Advanced property page.

  4. Modify the Merge Sections property.

To set this linker option programmatically

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