This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.


This feature is non-standard and is not on a standards track. Do not use it on production sites facing the Web: it will not work for every user. There may also be large incompatibilities between implementations and the behavior may change in the future.

The CanvasRenderingContext2D.currentTransform property of the Canvas 2D API returns or sets a DOMMatrix (current specification) or SVGMatrix This deprecated API should no longer be used, but will probably still work. (old specification) object for the current transformation matrix.


ctx.currentTransform [= value];
A DOMMatrix or SVGMatrix This deprecated API should no longer be used, but will probably still work. object to use as the current transformation matrix.


Manually changing the matrix

This example uses the currentTransform property to set a transformation matrix. A rectangle is then drawn using that transformation.


<canvas id="canvas"></canvas>


const canvas = document.getElementById('canvas');
const ctx = canvas.getContext('2d');

let matrix = ctx.currentTransform;
matrix.a = 1;
matrix.b = 1;
matrix.c = 0;
matrix.d = 1;
matrix.e = 0;
matrix.f = 0;
ctx.currentTransform = matrix;
ctx.fillRect(0, 0, 100, 100);


Browser compatibility

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See also