The suffix SCR identifies files used by Microsoft Silverlight.
Silverlight is a framework developed for programming Rich Internet Application (RIA). It's a proprietary technology that competes with JavaFX, Adobe Flash and Open Lazlo. Microsoft Silverligt fut on the .NET Framework and is also the programming environment for the Windows 7 Phone operating system.
Silverlight is available as a browser plugin. The applications, ranging from embedded videos to complex applications and games, can be executed both within the browser and, depending on the version of Silverlight used, directly on the desktop.
Because it is a royalty-protected and proprietary technology, it is not available for any operating system. Under Linux, the functionality of Silverlight is modeled using the Microsoft-supported Mono project. The support also varies from browser to browser.
Most often resolving problems with opening SCR files is very simple. Just install an appropriate program that supports such files. All of the listed programs support SCR files, but may vary in offered function and purpose. Some programs may be capable only of viewing contents of SCR files or offer file conversion options, but may not be capable of editing such files.
It is possible that although a compatible program has been installed on user’s system, it is not used by the system to open it. This may happen because no default application was associated with this type of files. To associate SCR files with given application, select "Open with" from drop-down menu (accessed by right-clicking on the file). Then select from the list the program or application you want to be used to open this type of file. If the Microsoft Windows applications is not on the list, select "Browse" option in order to manually locate the directory where Microsoft Windows has been installed.
Sometimes problems with opening SCR files may not lie with the application itself, but can arise due to other causes, such as: