Matrix.Identity Property

Returns an instance of the identity matrix.

Namespace:  Microsoft.Xna.Framework
Assembly:  Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Math (in Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Math.dll)

public static Matrix Identity { get; }

Property Value

Type: Microsoft.Xna.Framework.Matrix
The identity matrix.

Except for the main diagonal, whose elements are all ones, the identity matrix is a square matrix composed of zeros. Unlike all other matrix multiplications, the multiplication between an identity matrix and another matrix is commutative.

This is useful for initializing a matrix to a known value before you perform additional operations, such as a transformation.


Multiplying a matrix with its inverse results in an identity matrix.


Supported in: 5

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