java.lang.OutOfMemoryError. Consider increasing the value of $(JavaMaximumHeapSize). Java ran out of memory while executing 'java.exe'

I was getting a java.lang.OutOfMemoryError while trying to compile a Xamarin Android application after adding HockeyApp.

I found to ways to resolve this.

The first option is to add a Environment Variable called _JAVA_OPTIONS and set it to -Xmx1g.  This sets the JVM heap size to 1GB.  You can either do this from the commandline by calling
SET _JAVA_OPTIONS = -Xmx1g
Or you can edit your system environment variables:



The second and my preferred option was to to update the Java Max Heap Size in the Advanced Android Options tab in the Xamarin Android Visual Studio project:


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