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Increase JVM heap size of eclipse

dila peerbux

Joined: Dec 30, 2007
Posts: 5
Can anyone please tell me on how i can increase the heap size of eclipse?when running a program i am getting the error as follows:

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

Thank you in advance!!
Jesper de Jong
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Use the -Xmx command line switch. Specifically for Eclipse, do this:

eclipse.exe -vmargs -Xmx512M

This gives Eclipse a maximum of 512 MB memory.

Note: I am assuming you want to give the Eclipse IDE itself more memory. If this isn't an issue with the IDE itself but with your own program which you are launching from the IDE, then you'll need to do something different: Select Run / Open Run Dialog, then select the configuration for launching your application. Click the Arguments tab, and in the box "VM arguments" add something like "-Xmx256M" to give your application 256 MB of memory.

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