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I improve @Jaex's idea a little bit. My problem with his solution is the error thrown by the solution explorer. It is not very clean.

So you have a file Client.cs with your class as partial:

public partial class Client {
    // your awesome code comes here

In another file ClientKeys.cs with your class as partial, you will add your keys:

public partial class Client {
    private const string SecretKey = "WRITE_HERE_YOUR_API_Key";

Now, we won't ask git to ignore this file. Lets commit and push this:

git add ./ClientKeys.cs
git commit -m "Create a safety hideout for my keys"
git push origin master

Finally, we are going to ask him to ignore any update on this file:

git update-index --assume-unchanged ./ClientKeys.cs

Now you can come back to your code and replace WRITE_HERE_YOUR_API_Key with your own private api key. This modification wont be follow by Git, so you can commit/push freely. Your solution explorer will stay warning free.

You can see my use of this implementation here.


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