/ALIGN (Section Alignment)
- The number of bytes in the alignment value.
The /ALIGN option specifies the alignment of each section within the linear address space of the program. The number argument is in bytes and must be a power of two. The default is 4K (4096). The linker issues a warning if the alignment produces an invalid image.
Unless you are writing an application such as a device driver, you should not need to modify the alignment.
It is possible to modify the alignment of a particular section with the align parameter to the /SECTION option.
The alignment value that you specify cannot be smaller than the largest section alignment.
To set this linker option in the Visual Studio development environment
- Open the project's Property Pages dialog box. For details, see Setting Visual C++ Project Properties.
- Click the Linker folder.
- Click the Command Line property page.
- Type the option into the Additional Options box.
To set this linker option programmatically