/MERGE (Combine Sections)


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## Remarks  
 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](../Topic/Working%20with%20Project%20Properties.md).  
2.  Click the **Linker** folder.  
3.  Click the **Advanced** property page.  
4.  Modify the **Merge Sections** property.  
### To set this linker option programmatically  
1.  See [MergeSections](assetId:///P:Microsoft.VisualStudio.VCProjectEngine.VCLinkerTool.MergeSections?qualifyHint=False&autoUpgrade=True).  
## See Also  
 [Setting Linker Options](../Topic/Setting%20Linker%20Options.md)   
 [Linker Options](../Topic/Linker%20Options.md)