This is an unofficial mirror of Tkinter reference documentation (based on Python 2.7 and Tk 8.5) created by the late John Shipman.
It was last updated in 2013 and is unmaintained. [More info]
A ttk element is one of the pieces that make up a widget. In order to understand how elements are assembled into styles, read these sections.
Section 50.1, “ttk layouts: Structuring a style”: the static structure of elements within a widget.
Section 50.2, “ttk style maps: dynamic appearance changes”: states of a widget and how those states affect its appearance.