Use this page to configure the behavior of the Android dx tool and the ProGuard tool. This tool converts compiled class files to executable .dex files in the Dalvik format for further execution in the Android environment.
On this page:
In this area, configure the behaviour of the Android dx tool that converts the class files to Dalvik byte code.
Maximum heap size
Use this spin box to control the size of the heap available to the process that launches the compiler. If you are compiling a particularly large or complex project, you may get out-of-memory errors and be required to increase the amount of memory allocated to the compiler.
Additional VM options
In this text box, specify the string to be passed to the Dalvik Virtual Machine for launching the Android application. If necessary, click and type the desired string in the Android DX Compiler VM Options dialog.
When specifying JVM options, follow these rules:
Force jumbo mode
Select this checkbox to increase the default number of strings allowed in .dex files. By default, the checkbox is cleared.
Add "--core-library" flag
Select this checkbox to enable containing classes from certain packages as input files. The packages are as follows:
In this area, configure the behaviour of the ProGuard tool.
In this text box, specify the additional options for running the ProGuard tool. For example, to increase the default ProGuard heap size, type