It Works for both 32 bit and 64 bit versions. Opera for Windows supports Silverlight. Unfortunately, most of the Silverlight applications check the browser version so Silverlight doesn’t start in Opera. When you click the “Install Silverlight” it redirects to Silverlight download page, and informs that the browser is not compatible.
I have checked this trick in Opera Version 10.60 ; it logically will work on later versions and back versions also.
Note: There is some difference between 32 bit and 64 bit method, and I have mentioned it where it differs. Please note that, the screenshots are of 64 bit version. I assume that, you have already installed and running Opera browser and have Silverlight installed for Internet Explorer.
For 32 bit:
Copy all files and folders (Including DLL files) from “C:>Program Files>Microsoft Silverlight” to “C:>Program Files>Opera>program>plugins”
- For 64 bit:
Copy DLL files and folders (Including DLL files) from “C:>Program Files (x86)>Microsoft Silverlight” to “C:>Program Files(x86)>Opera>program>plugins”
Here you start :
This Step is same for both versions.
Either open a new tab or restart the browser to take effect. Open any webpage with complex silverlight app(to test it works fine):
It will work ! Here, it is fully functional !
(Note: The screenshot was from Author’s previous website. It was the first OfficeLive website to run a complex Silverlight Application.)
Important legal Note:
2.This method is intellectual property of the site owner; official permission email from the author is needed to publish it elsewhere; both offline and online.
3. It is officially accepted method to run Silverlight on Opera by Microsoft Silverlight forum administrator (via email).
Here is the link for this tutorial in Official Silverlight forum.